EWTN Global Catholic Network plans comprehensive coverage of World Youth Day with Pope Benedict XVI live from Madrid Aug. 16-21.
Coverage of the events, hoping to draw more than 1 million young pilgrims from around the world, will be provided in English and Spanish on EWTN television, EWTN radio and EWTN's Web site.
There also will be a 90-minute live presentation of Life on the Rock in Madrid. The live call-in show will broadcast from the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus and the Sisters of Life, who are making the "Love and Life Center" in the sports arena available to English-speaking pilgrims and to religious orders looking to connect with them.
The show will air live in the U.S. at 1 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Aug. 16. (WYD pilgrims are being encouraged to come to the sports arena from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Madrid time to participate.)
During the special, large television screens in the arena will air EWTN's WYD coverage as it is being seen in Great Britain.ather Mark Mary Cristina, MFVA, and Doug Barry, co-hosts of Life On The Rock, will anchor coverage on EWTN television in English, while Pepe Alonso, host of Nuestra Fe En Vivo, will anchor coverage in Spanish on the network's U.S. Spanish-language channel EWTN Español, and on international Spanish-language service EWTN El Canal Católico.
Radio Católico Mundial, EWTN's Spanish language radio network, will take its microphones into the heart of WYD for a live program one-hour program at 9 a.m. ET, Monday through Saturday, Aug. 15-20. The program, hosted by EWTN Radio Network host Jorge Graña, will help listeners feel they are with the young people on the streets of Madrid.
EWTN.com will feature live streaming video of the event.
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