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February 26, 2013 - The CatholicTV Network to Air Pope Benedict XVI's Last Papal Audience Live

posted 2/26/13

WATERTOWN, MA (February 26, 2013) On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 the CatholicTV Network will air Pope Benedict XVI’s last papal audience LIVE at 4:30AM ET followed by a rebroadcast at 10AM. 

As CatholicTV’s exclusive papal coverage continues, a new episode of “Conversations with Cardinal Seán” will air at 3:30PM ET featuring Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán O'Malley and CatholicTV’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Jay Fadden discussing the pope's resignation, his legacy, and the upcoming conclave.

Following Wednesday’s broadcast, a full day of papal programming will begin on Thursday, February 28, 2013 highlighted by coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's greeting with cardinals live at 5AM; a 7:30AM rebroadcast of his last general audience; live coverage of the pope's departure for Castel Gandolfo live at 10:30AM; Mass of Thanksgiving from the National Shrine with Archbishop Timothy Broglio live at 5PM; and Mass of Thanksgiving for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and for the election of a new pope celebrated by Bishop Robert Deeley at Boston's Cathedral for the Holy Cross live at 7:30PM.

The CatholicTV Network is available to Comcast subscribers throughout the Archdiocese of Boston and New England on Channel 268 (in Plymouth and Amesbury, MA on Ch. 183), on Verizon FiOS Ch. 296, Charter Communications Ch. 101, RCN Ch. 85, on various other providers and on Roku and Google TV. A live stream may also be viewed at any time from any computer or device at www.CatholicTV.com.

Tune in throughout the week for special programs on Pope Benedict XVI, Blessed John Paul II, the papacy, and the Vatican.

About the CatholicTV Network:

Founded in 1955, The CatholicTV Network is a nationally broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.