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The CatholicTV® Network to air coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's Visit to Mexico and Cuba

3/23/2012 - 11:17 AM PST

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WATERTOWN, MA (March 23, 2012) - The CatholicTV® Network to air coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's Visit to Mexico and Cuba

Beginning Friday, March 23, 2012 the CatholicTV Network will air coverage of the apostolic journey of Pope Benedict XVI to Mexico and the Republic of Cuba. The coverage will air from March 23, 2012 to March 29, 2012.

On Friday, March 23 tune in for the Greeting ceremony with President Felipe Calderon, Archbishop José Martín of Leon and representatives of the Mexican Bishops' Conference. On Saturday, March 24, CatholicTV will air the meeting with President Calderon and the blessing of children and the faithful who are gathered in La Paz square.

On Sunday, March 25, Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass at Silao's Bicentennial Park, at the foot of Cubilete Hill followed by coverage of the Celebration of Vespers at Leon's Basilica Cathedral of Our Holy Mother of the Light and the delivery of message to the bishops of Mexico and other representatives of the bishops' conferences of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Tune in on Monday, March 26, as Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba in the city of Santiago, where he will be officially received by President Raul Castro, Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez of Santiago and members of Cuba's Catholic bishops' conference. The pope will celebrate a sunset Mass in Antonio Maceo Revolution Square to mark the Solemnity of the Annunciation. You can watch both events on CatholicTV.

As the pope's trip comes to an end, tune in on Tuesday, March 27, as Pope Benedict XVI meets with Cardinal Jaime Ortega, archbishop of Havana, as well as the archdiocese's auxiliary bishops and other religious and civil authorities. He also will meet with President Castro and all the Catholic bishops of Cuba at the papal nunciature.

Watch Pope Benedict XVI bid farewell on Wednesday, March 28, as he celebrates Mass in José Martí Revolution Square before he departs for Rome.

You can watch the coverage of the pope's visit to Mexico and Cuba, as well as other papal programming. Thanks to CatholicTV's privileged relationship with Vatican TV, the CatholicTV Network brings viewers all the major liturgical celebrations taking place at the Vatican and coverage of the journeys of Pope Benedict XVI throughout the year. The English-language version of Pope Benedict XVI's weekly general audience airs every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. The entire one-hour general audience airs throughout the week.

All programming can also be seen on

About the CatholicTV® Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.


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