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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SALT + LIGHT TO PROVIDE LIVE COVERAGE OF
POPE BENEDICT XVI'S APOSTOLIC VISIT TO LEBANON

TORONTO, September 14, 2012 – Salt + Light Television will be providing live daily coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic visit to Lebanon from September 14-16. On his fourth trip to the Middle East as Pope, he will present the conclusions from the 2010 Synod of Bishops on the Middle East. This will be his first trip to the region since the beginning of the Arab Spring.
Salt + Light's coverage of the three day trip will include all the Pope's public activities. His activities include arrival, meetings with members of the Lebanese government, meetings with young people, Sunday mass, official presentation of the results of the Synod on the Middle East, ecumenical meeting with leaders of other faiths and his farewell ceremony from Beirut.
For more information, please visit: saltandlighttv.org/apostolic/lebanon.php

The complete Salt + Light broadcast schedule will include:
 
Friday, September 14
10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT: Welcoming ceremony at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport

Repeat: 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT; midnight ET / 9:00 pm PT
French: 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT

11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT – LIVE: Visit to St. Paul's Basilica in Harissa and signing of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Synod of Bishops on the Church in the Middle East

Repeat: 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT; 1:00 am ET / 10:00 pm PT
French: 5:00 pm ET / 2:00 pm PT

 
Saturday, September 15
10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT: Meeting with members of the government, institutions of the Republic, the diplomatic corps, religious leaders and representatives of the cultural world at the Presidential Palace in Baabda

Repeat: 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT; midnight ET / 9:00 pm PT
French: 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT

11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT - LIVE: Meeting with young people in the square across from the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerké

Repeat: 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT; 1:00 am ET / 10:00 pm PT
French: 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT

 
Sunday, September 16
7:00 am ET / 10:00 am PT: Holy Mass, recitation of the Angelus, and presentation of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Synod of Bishops on the Church in the Middle East at the City Centre Waterfront in Beirut

Repeat: 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 pm PT; 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT; midnight ET / 9:00 pm PT
French: 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT

10:15 am ET / 7:15 am PT – LIVE: Ecumenical meeting in the Hall of Honour of the Syrian Catholic Patriarchate

11:20 am ET / 8:20 am PT – LIVE: Farewell ceremony at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport


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