News archive 2010

Papal ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter 2010

PRESS RELEASE
1 March 2010

Papal ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter 2010

The Pontifical Council for Communications has outlined the following broadcasting arrangements regarding the ceremonies for Easter 2010 at which His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, will officiate at:

Worldwide Telecasts – Holy Week, Easter Triduum, Easter Sunday 2010

Date

Time & Place

Ceremony

28 March

9:30 am – 12:45 pm Rome time

St Peter’s Square

Palm Sunday – Passion of the Lord, Blessing of the Palms, Procession, Holy Mass

1 April

9:30 am – 12:00 pm Rome time

Saint Peter’s Basilica

Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Rome time

Basilica of Saint John Lateran

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

2 April

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Rome time

Saint Peter’s Basilica

Good Friday – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Satellite Distribution

Free for Catholic broadcasters
Europe: Eutelsat Hotbird 8 @ 13° E
Americas: Telstar 12 @ 15° W
Commentary in various languages available from Vatican Radio via ISDN. Distribution by ISDN is limited and may be requested from the International Relations Office of Vatican Radio relint@vatiradio.va (tel. +39 06 698 83945) which will provide them on a first come, first served basis.

Date

Time & Place

Ceremony

2 April

09:15 pm – 11:00 pm Rome time

Colosseum

“Mondovisione”

Worldwide Telecast

Good Friday – Way of the Cross

Satellite Distribution

Free for ALL broadcasters through Eurovision
Africa: Atlantic Bird 3 @ 355° E
Americas: NSS806 @ 319.5° E
Asia: Asiasat 2 @ 100.5° E
Europe: Eutelsat W3A @ 7° E
US Domestic: to be determined
Television commentaries from the Vatican in English, Spanish and French provided on satellite audio channels.

For Catholic broadcasters:
Europe: Eutelsat Hotbird 8 @ 13° E
Americas: Telstar 12 @ 15° W
Commentary in various languages available from Vatican Radio via ISDN. Distribution by ISDN is limited and may be requested from the International Relations Office of Vatican Radio relint@vatiradio.va (tel. +39 06 698 83945) which will provide them on a first come, first served basis.

Date

Time & Place

Ceremony

3 April

9:00 pm – 12:15 am Rome time

Saint Peter’s Basilica

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil

Satellite Distribution

Free for Catholic broadcasters
Europe: Eutelsat Hotbird 8 @ 13° E
Americas: Telstar 12 @ 15° W
Commentary in various languages available from Vatican Radio via ISDN. Distribution by ISDN is limited and may be requested from the International Relations Office of Vatican Radio relint@vatiradio.va (tel. +39 06 698 83945) which will provide them on a first come, first served basis.

Date

Time & Place

Ceremony

4 April

10:15 am – 12:45 pm Rome time

10:15 am Rome time

Saint Peter’s Square

 

12:00 noon Rome time

Central Loggia of Saint Peter’s Basilica

“Mondovisione”

Worldwide Telecast

Easter Sunday – Holy Mass

Immediately followed by the

Easter Message and Blessing

“Urbi et Orbi”

Satellite Distribution

Free for ALL broadcasters through Eurovision
Africa: Atlantic Bird 3 @ 355° E
Americas: NSS806 @ 319.5° E
Asia: Asiasat 2 @ 100.5° E
Europe: Eutelsat W3A @ 7° E
US Domestic: to be determined
Television commentaries from the Vatican in English, Spanish and French provided on satellite audio channels.

For Catholic broadcasters:
Europe: Eutelsat Hotbird 8 @ 13° E
Americas: Telstar 12 @ 15° W
Commentary in various languages available from Vatican Radio via ISDN. Distribution by ISDN is limited and may be requested from the International Relations Office of Vatican Radio relint@vatiradio.va (tel. +39 06 698 83945) which will provide them on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Information

Eurovision World Feed Desk
(Sara Alonso)
Tel: +41 22 717 2822;
Fax: +41 22 747 4822
Email: worldfeed@eurovision.net
Web: www.eurovision.net/wf/worldfeeds.php

Television commentary positions in Vatican City:
RAI Eurovision
(Lucia Colafrancesco)
Tel: +39 06 3317-1151 / 52;
Fax: +39 06 3317-0053
Email: newsprod@rai.it

All inquiries:
Pontifical Council for Social Communications

(Thaddeus Jones)
Tel: +39 06 698 91810;
Fax: +39 06 698 91840
Email: telecast@pccs.va
Web: www.pccs.it/tj/telecasts.htm

Further information:
Martin Long, Director of Communications 086 172 7678
Brenda Drumm, Communications Officer 087 310 4444

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