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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From Pope Benedict's Final Days in Office to the Conclave, Turn to EWTN for Complete, Authoritative Coverage You Can Trust

 
February 26, 2013
 

 

From Pope Benedict's Final Days in Office to the Conclave,
Turn to EWTN for Complete, Authoritative Coverage You Can Trust

 

By Michelle Laque Johnson

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 and Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 – two days that will go down in history. For the first time in 600 hundred years, a Pope will voluntarily leave his office to live out the rest of his days in prayer. Trust EWTN to bring you the most complete coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's final days in the Vatican. What follows is a guide to what you can expect to see, but please check our website (www.ewtn.com) as the Pope's schedule could vary.

Wednesday, Feb. 27
• Live Papal Audience: Don't miss Pope Benedict's final audience! Airs 4 a.m. ET (live), with encores at 3 p.m. ET, Feb. 27 and 11 p.m. ET, Feb. 28. (90 min.) (Will air on both EWTN and EWTN Español)


• "Joseph Ratzinger: A Pope from Germany:" This insightful documentary on the life of Pope Benedict XVI examines his former role as the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and his role in compiling the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. Airs 6:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 27. (US only, 30 min.)


• "Pope Benedict XVI: A Profile:" Largely narrated by his older brother Fr. Georg Ratzinger, this documentary traces the life of the Pope Benedict XVI from the small Bavarian towns of his youth, through his eminent professorial career, to his appointment as the 265th Pope. Airs 9 a.m. ET (60 min.)


• "Vatican Radio: The Radio of the Pope:" Explore the history, development and service of Vatican Radio, which has been praised by Pope Benedict XVI for building a "peace-making force" by joining cultures across the world in the name of the Faith. Airs 1 p.m. ET.


• "From Benedict to Benedict: Ninety Years of the Knights of Columbus in Rome" A retrospective look at the strong relationship between the Knights of Columbus and the Vatican from the time of Pope Benedict XV to the present day Pope Benedict XVI. Airs 6 p.m. ET.


• "Marktl: The Small Village and Its Pope:" A focus on the German village of Marktl where Pope Benedict XVI was born and raised. Since Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope in April 2005, the village has experienced many changes with the Pope's birthplace turned into a museum. Airs 9 p.m. ET (US only)


• "Defenders of the Faith in Word & Deed: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger:" Looks at the life of Pope Benedict XVI in his former role as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, showing how he defended orthodoxy with great intelligence and strength. Airs 10 p.m. ET


• "Mass of the Holy Year with Georg Ratzinger:" Airs 10:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Sistine Chapel Choir performs compositions from the Pope's own brother and from other composers. Don't miss the North American premiere of this great event!

Thursday, Feb. 28

• Live Meeting with the Cardinals:" Pope Benedict is expected to say individual goodbyes to every Cardinal. Airs 4:30 a.m. ET (live), with encores at 9 a.m. ET & 2 p.m. ET. (90 minutes) (Will air on both EWTN and EWTN Español)


• Live Press Conference: Airs 6:30 a.m. ET (live), with encores at 1 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET. (60 minutes) (Will air on both EWTN and EWTN Español)


• Live Pope's Departure: Airs 10:30 a.m. ET (live), with encores at 3:30 p.m. ET, Feb. 28 and 3 a.m. ET, March 1.


• Mass in Tribute to Pope Benedict XVI: From the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Airs 5 p.m. ET, with an encore at 12:30 a.m. ET, March 1.


• "Truth and Beauty: A Musical Tribute to Pope Benedict XVI:" From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Airs 10 p.m. ET. (60 minutes)

The Interregnum and the Conclave

EWTN's trusted anchors and reporters will be on the ground in Rome as well as in the U.S. to cover the gap between popes as well as the election of our new pope. Our Rome team will include EWTN Lead Anchor Raymond Arroyo, Colleen Carroll Campbell, EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis, EWTN Español News Anchor Alejandro Bermudez; and many others.

Programs may be watched or listened to live on EWTN television by cable or satellite (http://www.ewtn.com/channelfinder), streaming audio or video on the Internet (http://origin.ewtn.com/audiovideo/index.asp), shortwave (http://www.ewtn.com/radio/freq.htm), EWTN mobile (http://www.ewtn.com/mobi/), on the EWTN Radio Network via our affiliates (http://www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.htm), on satellite radio (http://www.sirius.com/ewtn), or on iHeartRadio (http://www.ewtn.com/radio).

For more infomation and video on demand, keep checking our website (http://www.ewtn.com), our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/ewtn), as well as the next issue of "Wings."

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