As the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI comes to an end, America's Catholic Television Network will feature a week of special programming from the nation's capital to the center of Roman Catholicism.
- Sunday, February 24 at noon: Mass of Thanksgiving for the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI from Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl (rebroadcast at 8 p.m.)
- Monday - Thursday, February 25 - 28 at 7:30 p.m.: Tune in for special programs featuring Pope Benedict XVI and the papacy.
- Wednesday, February 27: Live at 10 a.m., Pope Benedict XVI's last Papal Audience. Conversations with Cardinal Seán at 3:30 p.m. featuring Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán O'Malley and Jay Fadden discussing the pope's resignation, his legacy and the upcoming conclave.
- Thursday, February 28: A full day of papal programming highlighted by coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's greeting with cardinals live at 5 a.m.; 7:30 a.m. rebroadcast of his last general audience; live coverage of the pope's departure for Castel Gandolfo live at 10:30 a.m.; Mass of Thanksgiving from the National Shrine with Archbishop Timothy Broglio live at 5 p.m.; Mass of Thanksgiving for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and for the election of a new pope celebrated by Bishop Robert Deeley at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross live at 7:30 p.m. Tune in throughout the day for special programs on Pope Benedict XVI, Blessed John Paul II, the papacy, and the Vatican. Click on the "Schedule" tab for more information.
- Friday, March 1: 8:30 p.m. "Reflections on Pope Benedict" - Bishop Robert Deeley, personal friend of Pope Benedict XVI discusses the former pope's legacy with Kevin Nelson. 9 p.m. Truth & Beauty: A Musical Tribute to Pope Benedict XVI as Dr. Peter Latona conducts the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine.
Stay with the CatholicTV Network throughout the month of March for continuing coverage of the papal transition and the election and installation of the next successor to the Chair of Peter.
All times Eastern - subject to change