EWTN To Air Complete Live Coverage Of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Canonization

Irondale, Alabama, UNITED STATES

Irondale, AL, Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The EWTN Global Catholic Network invites viewers to tune in Sunday, Sept. 4 to celebrate the canonization of one of the world’s most beloved contemporary saints – Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. EWTN crews will be on-the-ground in Rome providing viewers with the most complete and authoritative coverage available in English, Spanish, and German. In addition, the Network will air related events, as well as numerous specials on Mother’s life and legacy, beginning Friday, Sept. 2. (Please see www.ewtn.com/motherteresa for a complete schedule of films and documentaries and to double check times as they are subject to change.)

The “Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta” will air live from Rome at 4 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 4, with encores at 11:30 a.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET.  “EWTN News Nightly” Rome Producer Mary Shovlain and Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo (Host of the “Let Us Love” special on Mother Teresa) will host EWTN’s English language coverage.

Spanish coverage will be hosted by Catholic News Agency/ACI Prensa Executive Director Alejandro Bermúdez and guests. On the German side, Pia Cagianut, who anchored some of the German coverage of the Family Synod, will host, while EWTN Germany's Robert Rauhut and Martin Rothweiler, EWTN Programming Director Germany, will co-host and provide commentary.

Those who prefer to listen to the canonization can tune into EWTN Global Catholic Radio (English) and EWTN Radio Católica Mundial (Spanish) for live coverage of the canonization.

 In addition to the above, EWTN will also televise:

  • “Jubilee for Volunteers and Catechesis on Mother Teresa:” Airs live from Rome at 3:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 3, and encores at 11:30 a.m. ET.
  • “Mother Teresa: Good and Faithful Servant:” Mary Shovlain hosts this special one-hour program, filmed in Rome, on the life of Mother Teresa with interviews and commentary. Airs 4 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 3, with encores at 10 p.m. ET that evening, and 10:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 4.
  • “Mass of Thanksgiving for St. Teresa of Calcutta:” Airs live at 3:30 a.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 5, with an encore at noon.

Striving to become a better person? Don't forget to check www.ewtn.com/motherteresa to immerse yourself in inspirational programs celebrating what soon-to-be St. Mother Teresa said and did as a follower of Christ. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN services also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.


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