EWTN's News Teams Will Be Live in Rome For The April Canonization of Two Popes

Irondale, AL, April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EWTN Global Catholic Network's news teams will be on the ground in Rome for the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Coverage will be available around the world in English, Spanish, and German and on all platforms. The highlight of Team EWTN's coverage will be the Canonization Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. The Mass is scheduled to air live at 3:30 a.m. ET Sunday, April 27, with primetime encores of the event that same evening at 7 p.m. ET Sunday night, and again at 11 p.m. ET, Monday, April 28.

For the complete lineup of programs, including dates and times, please go to www.ewtn.com/canonization. (You will want to check back frequently as times are subject to change.)

Highlights of our coverage will include "World Over Live" Host Raymond Arroyo, who will anchor a one-hour "World Over Live" special at 4 p.m. ET, April 25, as well as a special "Live From the Vatican With Raymond Arroyo" at 6:30 p.m. ET, April 26.

"EWTN News Nightly" (ENN) Executive Producer Brian Patrick will not only provide commentary as part of the canonization team, he will also anchor two special episodes of ENN from Rome at 11 a.m. ET, April 25 and 26, as well as a one-hour wrap-up of all of EWTN's special coverage at 6 p.m. ET, Monday, April 28.

In addition, Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis, EWTN's own "Vaticanista," will host a special episode of "Rome Dispatch" at 10 a.m. ET, April 26, which will focus on the lives and works of the Church's two new saints.

Also, look for special spots featuring Fr. Joseph Mary and Fr. John Paul, which will air exclusively on EWTN's Facebook and Twitter pages, and for photos from Rome on EWTN's Pinterest page, which you can easily share with your friends.

In the week leading up to the canonization, you will also want to tune in for a cascade of specials, including an April 23rd "EWTN Live" with Papal Biographer George Weigel, as well as a slew of brand new movies, documentaries and series!

Programs may be watched or listened to live on EWTN television by cable or satellite, streaming audio or video on the Internet, shortwave (http://www.ewtn.com/radio/freq.htm), EWTN mobile, on the EWTN Radio Network via our affiliates, on SIRIUS satellite radio channel #130, on iHeartRadio, and on EWTN's own YouTube Channel.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.


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EWTN at the Vatican