Banners depicting Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII hang from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 25. (CNS photo/ Paul Haring)
While the Vatican is anticipating and preparing for the
arrival of one million pilgrims at tomorrow’s canonization Mass for Popes
John XXIII and John Paul II at St. Peter’s Square, countless Catholics around
the globe will be able to follow along with the liturgy live online.
The Masswhich, it was confirmed today, will
be attended and concelebrated by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVIbegins at 9:30 am
in Rome, or 3:30 am Eastern time in the US. You can watch a live-stream of the
canonization Mass on
the Vatican’s website, or you can watch EWTN’s full coverage of the event live
on their website starting at 3:30 am ET.
The Vatican has made the
program for the Mass available online as well, if you want to follow along
with the prayers and readings (English translation begins on page 62 of the
EWTN is also scheduled to rebroadcast the Mass
at 7:00pm ET, for those who aren’t interested in watching it live in the middle
of the night!
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