09/09/2010 5:30 pm
24/7 live webcast announced for the Papal Visit
If you have a computer and an internet connection, you will be able to watch the Holy Father’s visit to the UK live and in full online at thepapalvisit.org.uk.
With just a week to go until Pope Benedict arrives in the UK, we have now launched a new section on the official Papal Visit website where you can watch the very latest broadcast footage as Pope Benedict travels our lands. Whether it’s the Pope’s historic state meeting with Her Majesty the Queen in Edinburgh or the Beatification of Cardinal Newman in Birmingham, you will be able to watch it live and uninterrupted by clicking to “The Visit Live”. The link is in the top banner and also by clicking below:
The video stream will broadcast 24/7 for the full four days. What about when the Holy Father’s getting some well-earned rest? During these times we will stream a daily review package, footage from earlier in the day (or earlier in the visit) or, before 19 September, we will be looking ahead to the next day’s broadcast schedule.
The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said he hoped the streaming would help more people share in the Visit:
“We are conscious that as many people as possibly can witness this historic visit of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict to Scotland and England. For those who want to literally get the bigger picture live and uninterrupted, I am delighted that we are offering the whole Visit on thepapalvisit.org.uk”
As a taster, you will be able to watch a webcast of Archbishop Nichols deliver his start of term message to Catholic schools live at 10:30am on Friday 10 September 2010 from Archbishop’s House, Westminster. The stream will be available from 10:15am.
As well as high quality webcasting, we are also making the Visit interactive so you can watch, tweet, share on Flickr or join us on facebook. Here’s how you can take part online:
Our facebook community is growing.
Join us as facebook.com/papalvisit
We have three photographers covering the Papal Visit and we’ll be making the bulk of our images available on an attribution creative commons license.
Visit us at flickr.com/thepapalvisit
We also have a Visit blog for lengthier posts, comment and images
Visit our YouTube channel for Papal Visit videos.