Jan 6 - CatholicTV Network® Goes Behind The Scenes With Exclusive Access To The Pope*

Start 2011 With Footage of Pope Benedict’s Daily Life

For additional information, please contact Chris Pham, Public Relations Coordinator at CatholicTV, at 617-923-0220 or via email at [email protected]. 

WATERTOWN, MA – (January 6, 2011)  THE CATHOLICTV NETWORK (www.CatholicTV.com), the nation’s leader in family-positive religious programming, is going inside the walls of the Vatican, into Pope Benedict XVI’s private residence and capturing details of his daily life.

This must-see program airs as a special edition of House+Home on Wednesday, January 12 at 9:00 PM ET.   It will also be available in HD and in eye-popping 3-D at the network website: CatholicTV.com

Join Father Robert Reed as he serves as a tour guide on the ultimate insider excursion. Stand feet away as The Holy Father vests and celebrates private morning Mass, sense the joy as he creates new bishops for the Church, sit at the table in the Pope’s private dining room, accompany the Pope as he meets with Heads of State, be escorted by Swiss guards inside restricted areas and catch the Pope’s private moments right before his most public encounters.

Each year, millions of people jam St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus blessing of Pope Benedict. But none of them have ever been inside the Pope’s private study the minutes before he steps up to his study window to address the masses.

Until now.  See a preview here:  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX6Fh0J2GS4)

“There was so much unbelievable footage, the show could easily be twice as long. We crammed the most riveting, impactful and impressive moments in this fast-paced program,” said Reed. “It is a true honor to share the Pope’s daily life with our audience.”

This House+Home special event is part of a whole month focused on Rome. Throughout January, America’s Catholic Television Network® also debuts Viaggio a Roma, a thirty-part original series on ancient and Christian Rome.

The show will be available on the CatholicTV Network (check local listings), CatholicTV.com and on the CatholicTV app for iPhone and iPad.

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