July 19, 2013 - Live Desk Coverage of World Youth Day on The CatholicTV Network*

WATERTOWN, MA (July 17, 2013) –The CatholicTV Network president, Father Robert Reed, and Massachusetts teen Alexis Grace Richard, will provide live updates throughout World Youth Day from the CatholicTV studios.

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every few years in a different country. WYD was celebrated in Madrid from August 16th to 21st, 2011, and this year WYD will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starting with the Pope’s arrival on July 22, 2013.

In addition to coverage provided by Father Reed and Alexis Grace, Emily Abi-Kheirs, a student from the Archdiocese of Boston, will be the CatholicTV Network’s embedded reporter in Rio. Coverage will be augmented from user-submitted pictures, tweets, and videos submitted by using the hashtag #CTVWYD13 on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

The CatholicTV Network's World Youth 2013 Broadcast Schedule*:
*Please note the updated broadcast times

Monday, July 22: Pope Francis’ Arrival in Brazil LIVE 3 p.m. (rebroadcast 9 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 23: Opening Mass LIVE 5 p.m. (rebroadcast midnight)
Wednesday, July 24: Mass with Pope Francis at 12 p.m. (rebroadcast 8 p.m.)
Thursday, July 25: Papal Welcoming Ceremony LIVE 4:30 p.m. (rebroadcast midnight)
Friday, July 26: Angelus Domini LIVE 10:30 a.m.; Way of the Cross LIVE 4:30 p.m. (rebroadcast midnight)
Saturday, July 27: Prayer Vigil LIVE 7 p.m. (rebroadcast midnight)
Sunday, July 28: Closing Mass 11 a.m. (rebroadcast midnight); Pope's farewell 5:30 p.m. (rebroadcast 2 a.m. Monday)

All events, including exclusive web-only content will also be available at www.CatholicTV.com/WYD.

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
Public Relations Coordinator