June 12, 2014 - The CatholicTV Network to Broadcast the Documentary, The Francis Effect*

WATERTOWN, MA (June 12, 2014) The CatholicTV Network will broadcast a new documentary from Salt and Light media, The Francis Effect, on Monday, June 16 at 10:15PM. The Francis Effect will rebroadcast on The CatholicTV Network on Thursday, June 19 at 5PM ET and on Saturday, June 21 at 3:30AM. 

The Francis Effect takes a critical and in-depth look at how an ancient institution is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision of Pope Francis, and exclusive interviews with prominent Catholics and non-Catholics reveal that Francis is having a profound effect on the world as well.

On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church. One month later, after only five ballots, the Cardinals elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.  He would be called Francis.

From the moment Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, he won the hearts of the people.  His humility, simplicity and closeness to the poor reveal a man deeply in touch with the Gospel. His profile has soared. He has initiated a fundamental reform of the Roman Curia, challenged a “globalization of indifference,” and become the most talked about person in the world.

The Francis Effect will air on The CatholicTV Network and CatholicTV.com


About the CatholicTV Network Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national 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.   


Shannon Muldoon
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