Sirius Plans Archives Channel For Pope's Visit
March 26, 2008 at 5:35 AM (PT)
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO will launch the PAPAL ARCHIVES CHANNEL in conjunction with the POPE's visit to AMERICA next month.
Channel 119, to operate APRIL 14-20, will be dedicated to airing rare Papal recordings, including the earliest known recording of a Pope (POPE LEO XIII singing "Ave Maria" at the VATICAN circa 1902). Other recordings will highlight POPE PAUL VI's visit to the U.S. in 1965 and POPE JOHN PAUL II's visits to the U.S. in 1979, 1987, and 1985.
The channel is one of three channels to be dedicated to coverage of the Papal visit, joining the existing CATHOLIC CHANNEL and the "PAPAL PLAYBACK" channel which will air tapes from POPE BENEDICT's current trip, which will include masses at NATIONALS PARK in WASHINGTON and YANKEE STADIUM and ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL in NEW YORK.