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12/14/2017 11:40:00 AM
Papal Christmas events to be telecast, streamed live
People watch as Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message and blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 25, 2016. The Vatican has released information regarding the 2017 worldwide telecasts of Christmas events presided over by the Pope. CNS photo/Paul Haring

People watch as Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message and blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 25, 2016. The Vatican has released information regarding the 2017 worldwide telecasts of Christmas events presided over by the Pope. CNS photo/Paul Haring


The Vatican has released information regarding the worldwide telecasts of Christmas events presided over by Pope Francis.

On Dec. 24, Pope Francis will celebrate the Solemn Mass of Christmas Eve in St. Peter’s Basilica at 9:30 p.m. in Rome. The Mass will be aired on the Eternal Word Television Network live at 3:30 p.m. EST, and again at 7 p.m. Dec. 25. Domestic Church Media, Ewing, will also air live at 3:30 p.m. the EWTN radio broadcast of the Mass on its radio stations WFJS 1260 AM and 89.3 FM, as well as stream live at www.DomesticChurchMedia.org.

Additionally, Pope Francis will deliver his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and the world – “Urbi et Orbi” – from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at noon Dec. 25. EWTN will air the blessing live at 6 a.m. EST, then again at 9 p.m.; at 5 p.m. Dec. 26; and 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Domestic Church Media will also broadcast the blessing live at 6 a.m. and again at 10 p.m.

On Jan. 1, the Pope will preside at Mass celebrating the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and World Peace Day, aired on EWTN at 4 a.m. and 12 p.m. EST.

For more information, and live streaming, check with your news and television providers or visit www.ewtn.com or www.DomesticChurchMedia.org.



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