NEW YORK, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it will offer listeners nationwide the most comprehensive audio coverage available when His Holiness Pope Francis make his first pastoral visit to the United States from September 22-27, 2015.
Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. from Cuba on September 22. He will first visit Washington DC (Sep. 22-24), then New York (Sep. 24-26) and finally Philadelphia (Sep. 26-27).
The Catholic Channel (SiriusXM channel 129) will feature around-the-clock coverage each day, including live broadcasts of all of the major events during the Pope's visit, including his appearance at the World Meeting of Families and Papal Mass in Philadelphia, his speech at the United Nations, the mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and more.
The Catholic Channel – a collaboration between SiriusXM and the Archdiocese of New York – is a distinctive and contemporary talk platform that focuses on modern day news and issues from a Catholic perspective. The channel's hosts and reporters - which will include Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, 'The Catholic Guy' Lino Rulli, Jennifer Fulwiler, Gus Lloyd, White House correspondent Jared Rizzi and others - will broadcast live, on-site from every public event throughout Pope Francis' trip, providing commentary and sharing a unique vantage point on the proceedings with their nationwide audience.
"The Catholic Channel will lead the way in providing coverage of Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States," said Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York. "Listeners will not only be able to follow the events as they happen, but the Catholic Channel hosts will share their unique insights and commentary on the trip. People who want to know what's happening – and what it all means – should make sure that they stay tuned to The Catholic Channel!"
"With the country and the world focused on Pope Francis as he makes his first Papal visit to the U.S. this September, the Catholic Channel offers the perfect platform to follow him through every step of his journey," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "Our coverage will feature insight and commentary from Cardinal Dolan and an unparalleled team of veteran hosts – which includes both members of the clergy and distinguished laity – giving listeners across the country an exceptional perspective on this historic event."
The Catholic Channel (SiriusXM channel 129) airs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more info on channel's programming and personalities visit www.SiriusXM.com/TheCatholicChannel. Follow the channel on Twitter @CatholicChannel.
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