EWTN’s Pre-Canonization Lineup Will Include A Special From L.A. With Archbishop Gomez And Scores of Movies, Documentaries & More
Irondale, AL –Two towering figures in Catholicism -- Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII – are about to be canonized and only EWTN Global Catholic Network will air the specials, documentaries, movies, series and more that will help you understand just why these men are so important to Catholics around the world.
Celebrate! On the night before the canonizations, EWTN will take you to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez will lead the “Pope John Paul II Canonization Celebration and Vigil” at 10 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 26. It’s a special celebration full of “must see” surprises.
In the week leading up to the canonization, you’ll want to stay tuned for a cascade of specials.
Fans of Pope John Paul II won’t want to miss “Nine Days That Changed the World,” a look back at Pope John Paul II’s transformational nine-day pilgrimage to Poland in 1979; “In the Footsteps of John Paul the Great,” an EWTN Original Production in which British Journalist Joanna Bogle and Clare Anderson traverse the streets and villages where young Karol Wojtyla played, studied, and hid from the Nazis; “Personalism of John Paul II,” another EWTN Original Production on the late Pope’s philosophy; a feature film called “John Paul II;” and many other specials too numerous to list!
Fans of Pope John XXXIII won’t want to miss “John XXIII: The Saint,” a half-hour documentary on the contributions of John XXIII to the Church and to the world, featuring historic footage from the Vatican archives and interviews on his legacy; “The True Life and Teachings of Pope John XXIII,” a 12-part series dedicated to the Pope’s writings, works, and wisdom, by Fr. McBride, who began a study of this Pope after meeting him just before his death in 1963; “The Papacy: A Living History,” a new edition to Fr. Richard Kunst’s popular series features an array of Pope John XXIII’s personal belongings, which help illustrate Church history during his time as Pope – and many others!
For more information about these specials, including an April 23rd “EWTN Live” with Papal Biographer George Weigel, as well as dates and times of the events above, please go to www.ewtn.com/canonization.
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