To prepare for the Canonization of Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Pope John XXIII , tune in The CatholicTV Network April 21-27 for "Canonization Week" programming. The week features reports from Rome on This is the Day and Catholic Newsbreak; nightly specials; a marathon on Saturday, and the Canonization Mass Sunday with Pope Francis, when he celebrates the Holy Mass and the Canonizations of Blesseds, live on CatholicTV beginning at 3:30 am with rebroadcasts at 11 am and 8 pm.
Canonization Week Specials
Monday | April 21
8 pm: Pope John Paul II Visit to America (1995)
8:30 pm: Blink segments on Pope John Paul II
Tuesday | April 22
8-9 pm: Vatican II: Inside the Council
Wednesday | April 23
8-9 pm: Great Souls Pope John Paul II
Thursday | April 24
8 pm: Vatican II: Inside the Council
8:30 pm: Be Not Afraid
Friday | April 25
8-9 pm: Saints and Gospel Artists
One Billion Stories | John Paul II 
Mon. 4:30 pm, Tue. 9 pm, Fri. 6 pm, and Sat. noon 
Catholic Destinations | Blessed John XXIII National Seminary 
Mon. 5:30 pm, Wed. 10:30 pm, and Fri. 4 pm
Marathon Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 pm:Vatican II: Inside the Council
8:00 pm: WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge | WUDABOUT: The Pope
8:30 pm: John Paul II: The Man, The Pope, and His Message
9:00 pm: The Pope in America 
9:30 pm: Vatican II: Inside the Council
10:00 pm: Vatican II: Inside the Council
10:30 pm: Be Not Afraid
11:00 pm: Vatican II: Inside the Council
all times Eastern - subject to change

Jay Fadden looks back on Pope John Paul II's 1995 visit to the United States. Introduction by Father Frank McFarland.


Charles Green narrates this segment on Pope John Paul II (from 2005).


The weekly audience with Pope Francis takes place in St Peter's Square or Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. This week, Pope Francis focused his catechesis on the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, beginning with Wisdom. 


Jay Fadden hosts this special tribute to Blessed Pope John Paul II created during Sede Vacante 2005, demonstrating the great love of and outpouring of emotion for John Paul II in response to his passing. Footage by Steve Sasso

Blessed John Paul II will be canonized on April 26, 2014, along with Blessed John XXIII. 


Pope Francis hears confessions and leads a penitential prayer service at the Vatican on March 28, 2014.



Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the First Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC, principal celebrant and homilist.  Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector of the Basilica, concelebrate the Mass and deliver remarks at the conclusion.


Pope Francis creates 19 new Cardinals for the Catholic Church at the Public Consistory on February 22, 2014.

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Watch coverage of the Pope's weekly general audience, his major liturgical celebrations from the Vatican, and his travels around the world. Check here for the times of LIVE Masses and Vatican events, and see the schedule for our regular papal programming below.

Holy Week

Visit CatholicTV.com's Holy Week page for on-demand video from the Vatican, Jerusalem and around the United States.

Canonization Week

The week of April 21, tune in The CatholicTV Network for special programming leading up to the Canonization Mass for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II airing live Sunday, April 27 at 4 a.m. (rebroadcasts at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.).

General Audience

Each week, the Holy Father welcomes the faithful into St Peter's Square or Paul VI Hall to greet them, offer them some words of wisdom and bless them. 


Thursdays 8am ET, Sundays 11:30am.

Octava Dies

Produced by the Vatican Television CenterOctava Dies provides highlights oft he activites of the Holy Father and the bustling world of the Holy See.


Sundays 11am ET, Wednesdays 3:30pm, Thursdays 10:30am, Fridays 1:30am, Saturdays 4:30pm.