DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     January 21, 1999     vol. 10, no. 14

NEWS & VIEWS
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THE HOLY FATHER WILL MEET GROUPS FROM MANY COUNTRIES VIA SATELLITE ALONG WITH SPECIAL WEBCAST FOR ST. LOUIS VISIT

          MEXICO CITY, 20 (NE) The Holy Father will visit physically only Mexico and the United States, but many encounters via satellite have been planned with diverse Latin American countries. The 25th of January, Pope John Paul II will communicate with the Brazilian Catholic channel Rede Vida, with a multitude that, taking advantage of the commemoration of the city's anniversary, will be gathered at Sao Paulo, awaiting the salutation of the Holy Father. After the transmission of the salutation, the television will display images of the group greeting His Holiness. All this will happen as the Pope is in the "Encounter with the representatives of all generations of this century" in the Azteca Stadium of Mexico City.

          It has been also announced that on the occasion of the Holy Father's visit, EWTN will launch a new channel in Mexico: EWTN - Mexico. The news was given by Cardinal Juan Sandoval, Archbishop of Guadalajara, at a press conference recently held in Mexico. The Catholic channel will be launched the 22nd of January.

          In a related story, Catholic World News reports that the Archdiocese of St. Louis announced on Tuesday that Pope John Paul II's public appearances in the city during his visit January 26-27 will be broadcast on the Internet.

          The archdiocese said that the papal events will be seen on its web site at (http://www.archstl.org) and that a schedule of events is now available. "This Internet broadcast will give people around the world opportunities to see the Pope, hear his speeches and watch as the Holy Father celebrates Mass in the Trans World Dome," said Steve Mamanella, community relations Director for the archdiocese.

          The audio and video feeds will be supplied by a pool of local St. Louis television stations and converted for Internet use by Digital Broadcast Network. DBN will maintain edited versions of the broadcasts on its web site at (http://www.dbn.net).


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January 21, 1999       volume 10, no. 14
NEWS & VIEWS

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