.- Catholic television has arrived in Britain. Eternal Word Television Network — the U.S. Catholic television network founded by Mother Angelica — was recently made available throughout the UK on Sky Television.
Sky has included EWTN as channel 680 on its FreeSat Service. Current non-subscribers, who want EWTN, must call Sky and pay £150 for the box, the dish, installation and the FreeSat service.
The London-based Catholic Action Group said it was pleased with the arrival of EWTN on British television.
The group’s national coordinator, John Gunn, said he hopes the network will be as successful in the UK as it has been in the U.S. In the past 40 years, many British Catholics have had poor catechesis, said Gunn, who hopes the network will help to teach many Catholics who have grown ignorant of their faith.