Advisory for Broadcasters: Vatican Announces Worldwide Telecasts Information for Holy Week, Easter and Canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII

April 9, 2014 By Public Affairs Office
WASHINGTON—The Vatican Television Center has released information for broadcasters regarding worldwide telecasts of the events presided over by Pope Francis in Holy Week and Easter and the canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII. All times are UTC/GMT (Coordinated Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time).

•  Good Friday, April 18, 19.15-21.00 hours, Way of the Cross presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.

•  Sunday April 20, 08:15-10:30 hours, Easter Sunday Mass presided over by Pope Francis immediately followed by the Message and Blessing “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and to the World) from St. Peter’s Square.

•  Sunday April 27, 08:00-11:30 hours, Holy Mass and Canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII from St. Peter’s Square.

Information about satellite distribution in the United States will be available on the Eurovision Worldfeed page and at

Television commentaries from the Vatican in English, Spanish and French will be available from Vatican Radio via ISDN line. Service via ISDN is limited and must be requested ahead from the International Relations Office of Vatican Radio  or by telephone: +39 06 698 83945, and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Details concerning various satellites and frequencies will be posted on the Pontifical Council for Social Communications’ website

All inquiries should be made to Vatican Television Center (CTV) at @email or by telephone +39 06 698 85300, fax: +39 06 698 85665.
Keywords: Vatican, Holy See, Pope Francis, Pontifical Council for Social Communications, PCCS, St. Peter’s Square, broadcast, telecast, satellite information, Vatican Television Center, Holy Week, Easter, Canonization, John Paul II, John XXIII
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Norma Montenegro Flynn
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