Oct 26 - Pope Benedict XVI’s Visit to Spain To Air on CatholicTV*

WATERTOWN, MA- On November 6th and 7th, CatholicTV will air coverage of the Pope’s visit to Spain. During his visit, the Pope will consecrate Sagrada Familia Church, an enormous Church which has been under construction since 1882 and attracts over two million tourists per year.

Coverage will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets on November 6th and 7th at noon and rebroadcast at 8PM.

Coverage on November 6th will include the Pope’s welcoming ceremony, the Pope’s visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and Mass in Obradoiro Square. Coverage on November 7th will include the Papal visit to Barcelona, including the Mass to consecrate the church and altar of La Sagrada Familia Church. The Pope is also scheduled to meet Spanish bishops, the king and queen of Spain, and the prince and princess of Asturias during the two-day visit.

Cardinal Martínez Sistach of Barcelona said, "The presence of the Pope in the consecration of this Church of the Holy Family manifests the importance that marriage and the family have for the good of persons, of the Church and of society, and how one must work at the service of the defense and help of families”.

According to the newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya, 2.26 million people visited the partially built church in 2004, making it one of the most popular attractions in Spain.

Typically, Pope Benedict has made three apostolic journeys per year; video archives of these visits may be accessed any time at www.CatholicTV.com/pope-benedict-xvi (including the recent Canonization Mass, visit to the United Kingdom, visit to Portugal, and other papal events).

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Chris Pham
Public Relations Coordinator