News archive 2020

Information on Pope Francis’ scheduled telecasts for Christmas 2020

Please see below information provided by Vatican Television regarding the worldwide telecasts of the public liturgies to be celebrated by Pope Francis during Christmas 2020: 

Christmas Eve, 24 December 2020: Midnight Mass presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica. Celebration time 18.25 – 20.00 approximately  UTC/GMT

Christmas Day, 25 December 2020: Christmas Message and Blessing “Urbi et Orbi” of Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica. Celebration time 11.00 – 11.25 approximately UTC/GMT

Satellite distribution:
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 45711), which will assign them on a first come, first served basis.
Coordination of World Telecasts
VaticanTelevision Center
Email: [email protected]
Web: Christmas 2020
Tel: +39 06 698 45710

Satellite Distribution
Eurovision World Feed Desk
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +41 22 717 2822
Fax: +41 22 747 4822

Audio Commentaries
International Relations Office
Email: [email protected]
tel. +39 06 698 45711


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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