News archive 2019

Information from Vatican Television on worldwide telecasts for Pope Francis during Christmas 2019

Please see below information provided by Vatican Television regarding the worldwide telecasts of the public liturgies to be celebrated by Pope Francis during Christmas 2019: 

Christmas Eve, 24 December 2019: Midnight Mass presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica. Celebration time 20.25 – 22.30 approximately  UTC/GMT

Christmas Day, 25 December 2019: Christmas Message and Blessing “Urbi et Orbi” of Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square. Celebration time 11.00 – 11.30 approximately UTC/GMT

Satellite distribution:
Offered freely to ALL broadcasters via Eurovision Worldfeed
To be confirmed:
Africa: Eutelsat 5 West A (ex AB3) @ 355° E
Americhe: SES-6 @ 319.5° E
Asia: Asiasat 5 @ 100.5° E
Europa: Eutelsat 7A @ 7° E
US Domestic: Galaxy @
Audio commentaries offered by Vatican Radio in English, Spanish, and French on satellite audio channels.
For Catholic Television Outlets:
Europa: Eutelsat Hotbird 13B (HD) @ 13° E
Americhe: Hispasat 1E @ 30° W
Audio commentaries in other languages provided by Vatican Radio via audio over IP connection (AOIP). Availability is limited and requests should be addressed to the International Relations Office of the Dicastry for Communication [email protected] (tel. +39 06 698 83945), which will assign them on a first come, first served basis.
Coordination of World Telecasts
Vatican Television Center
Email: [email protected]
Web: Christmas 2018
Tel: +39 06 698 85300
Fax: +39 06 698 85192
Satellite Distribution
Eurovision World Feed Desk
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +41 22 717 2822
Fax: +41 22 747 4822
Television commentary positions, available in Vatican City (Aula delle Benedizioni)
International Relations Office
Email: [email protected]
tel. +39 06 698 83945
Mr. Roberto Romolo                                                        

For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long +353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Brenda Drumm +353 (0) 87 310 4444.

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