EWTN to provide TV, radio and internet coverage of Holy Land visit


Those wanting to follow Pope Benedict XVI’s historic trip to the Holy Land will be able to tune in to EWTN’s television, radio or internet broadcasts and walk with the Pope in the footsteps of Jesus.

EWTN will follow the Holy Father across the region as he visits such sites as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus Christ was baptized; the Grotto of the Annunciation, where Mary learned she would carry the Messiah; the Caritas Baby Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip that cares for poor children; and the Aida Refugee Camp near Bethlehem, where the Holy Father will deliver an address.

Coverage will also include Pope Benedict’s meetings with numerous other heads of state and religious leaders.

EWTN News Director Raymond Arroyo will anchor the English coverage, and Spanish coverage will be anchored by Alejandro Bermúdez, the director of CNA and ACI Prensa.

Father Daniel Cardó, an expert on the life and papacy of Pope Benedict, will also provide commentary for the Spanish-speaking viewers.

For a complete television itinerary, including air times, go to http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index2.htm.

The event will be carried worldwide in English and Spanish on the EWTN television network, which is carried by EWTN’s cable affiliates, DirecTV, Dish Network, and AT&T U-verse.

Radio coverage will also be provided through Sirius Satellite Radio and EWTN’s AM & FM radio affiliates. Visit http://www.ewtn.com/radio/index.asp to see a schedule.

The papal visit will also be viewable on EWTN’s website.

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