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The CatholicTV Network to Broadcast Pope Francis' Visit to Assisi Mass LIVE

10/3/2013 - 11:03 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

WATERTOWN, MA (October 3, 2013) On Friday, October 4, 2013, The CatholicTV Network will broadcast Pope Francis' visit to Assisi Mass LIVE at 4AM ET. The Mass will rebroadcast at 1PM and 8PM ET.

On the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis will visit the birthplace of his namesake and follow in the saint's footsteps by meeting with sick and disabled children at the Seraphic Institute of Assisi. Pope Francis will meet with young people and the poor throughout his visit, and will make a private visit to the Hermitage of the Prisons, where he will pray in St. Francis' cell.

Pope Francis will celebrate the Holy Mass in Piazza San Francesco. A full schedule of Pope Francis' visit to Assisi can be found at

The CatholicTV Network will broadcast additional programming to honor St. Francis of Assisi on October 4, 2013 including Blinks, and a new "Saints and Seasons with Shannon" segment, highlighting the Catholic Climate Covenant's St. Francis Pledge for the care of Creation. More information on the Catholic Climate Covenant and the St. Francis pledge can be found at

On Friday's This is the Day, Father Robert Reed, President of The CatholicTV Network will premiere his reflection series on the homilies of the Holy Father.

The CatholicTV Network is available throughout the United States on Sky Angel and ROKU and on partner stations in Detroit, Baton Rouge, Chattanooga, Hawaii and New Orleans. CatholicTV has channels throughout New England on Comcast Ch. 268, Verizon FiOS Ch. 296, Charter Communications Ch. 101, Full Channel Ch. 120, RCN Ch. 85, and various other providers. On-demand viewing and a live stream may also be viewed at any time from any computer or device at iOS and Droid apps are available for free download at

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.

Shannon Muldoon
Public Relations Coordinator


The CatholicTV Network   MA, 02471 US
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