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EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network To Air Exclusive Pre-Canonization Specials

    Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Looking for experienced and knowledgeable coverage of the canonizations of two Popes in Rome on April 26? Look no further than EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis and “Catholic Connection” Host Teresa Tomeo, two fabulous women of EWTN who will be on the ground in Rome with up-to-the-minute coverage of the canonizations you just won’t be able to get anywhere except the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network!

Set up a reminder for yourself so you don’t miss “Countdown to Canonizations.” EWTN Radio Program Director Thom Price and Producer Elena Rodriguez will anchor in the studio with Tomeo in the field. The program will air live at 10:30 a.m. ET, Friday, April 25, and 10:30 a.m. ET, Saturday, April 26. Tomeo, whose popular radio program normally can be heard weekdays at 9 a.m. ET, says she will report on the impact of the canonizations on the City of Rome, and provide a pilgrim’s perspective of the events. In addition, she will talk to people who knew the two Popes about who they were and what they were like and how people remember them. “They’ll be lots of personal stories, stories of healings of all types including spiritual healings,” she said.

Many of EWTN’s radio managers from across the U.S. will also be interviewed. You can also expect a visit from British Journalist Joanna Bogle, whose EWTN television special “In the Footsteps of John Paul the Great,” takes viewers through the streets and villages where young Karol Wojtyla played, studied, and hid from the Nazis.

EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Joan Lewis, who received much acclaim from EWTN’s viewers for her knowledgeable commentary during the transition time between Pope Benedict and the election of Pope Francis, will once again regale listeners with her insider’s knowledge of the lives and works of the Popes and their lives. Among her guests will be Pope John XXIII’s secretary, 98-year-old Cardinal Loris Capovilla, and she will get the inside perspective of a Swiss Guard. She will also share many exclusive photos, including one she took herself during a 1961 audience! Joan’s shows will also air live at 10 a.m. ET, Friday, April 25, and 10 am. ET, Saturday, April 26.

The programs above may be listened to live via streaming audio on the Internet (, shortwave (, EWTN mobile (, on the EWTN Radio Network via our affiliates, (, on SiriusXM satellite radio channel #130 (, or on iHeartRadio (

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.



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