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Pope Francis broadcasts for the Year of Mercy and Christmas

CNS photo/Andrea Solaro, Reuters pool: Pope Francis stands in front of the Holy Door in early April prior to first vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The pope says he wants the Year of Mercy to usher in a "revolution of tenderness."

CNS photo/Andrea Solaro, Reuters pool: Pope Francis stands in front of the Holy Door in early April prior to first vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. The pope says he wants the Year of Mercy to usher in a “revolution of tenderness.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tune into the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy and two Christmas events, all celebrated by Pope Francis and broadcast worldwide.

Broadcast times for South Carolina are as follows:

• Dec. 8 at 3:30 a.m., Mass for the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the recitation of the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square.

• Dec. 24 at 3:15 p.m., Christmas Mass at night celebrated by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica.

• Dec. 25 at 6 a.m., Christmas message and “Urbi et Orbi” blessing by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square.

Television commentaries from the Vatican in English, Spanish and French will be offered on satellite and audio channels of Eurovision World Feed. Details concerning various satellites and frequencies are posted at www.pccs.it/tj/telecasts.htm. Texts and background information for television producers and commentators will also be posted.

Those unable to receive the broadcasts through the above service providers should contact telecast@pccs.va for alternative satellite reception possibilities, or contact Thaddeus Jones at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications by phone +39 06 698 91810 or fax: +39 06 698 91840.

 

Top image: CNS photo/Paul Haring:  The Holy Door is pictured at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls Nov. 19. The Holy Doors of Rome’s four papal basilicas will be opened during the Holy Year of Mercy, which begins Dec. 8.






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