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ORF will broadcast the beatification of John Paul I on Sunday, September 4, 2022.

ORF will broadcast the beatification of John Paul I on Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Interested parties can watch the festivities from 10.15 am on TV on ORF 2 or via live webcast at Religion To be there. Sandra Szabo and pastoral theologian and contemporary witness Paul Michael Zolliner comment on the beatification. ORF broadcasts an audio guide for people with visual impairments on its own audio track. The main section of the ORF “Religion and Ethics – Multimedia” is dedicated to beatification in other program elements on television, radio and on the Internet, according to what was broadcast on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

On August 26, 1978, Albino Luciani was elected pope. Just 33 days later, the “smiling Pope”, as he was also known, died, and Albino Luciani, born in northern Italy in 1912, is recorded in church history as the “33-day Pope.” He was succeeded by John Paul II (1978-2005). Luciani’s beatification was launched in 2003. John Paul I would be the sixth pope in the twentieth century to be included in the Book of the Blessed. Four popes have already been canonized in the last century: Pius X, John XXIII, Paul VI. and John Paul II, and the “thirty-three-day pope” will now be beatified in Rome during his ministry with Pope Francis.

Other broadcasts on beatification

In the Friday 2 September 2022 5.55 pm on radio station Ö1 “Tayyaruddin” With a preview and a reference to Sunday’s live broadcast on ORF 2.

broadcast “The Art of Living – Sunday Morning Encounters” It was also dedicated to “The Pope’s 33 Days” (4 September 2022, 7.05 a.m.). In Italy, it is mentioned as “Il Papa del sorriso” (“Smile Papa”) and “Il sorriso di Dio” (“God’s smile”) Quotations from the book “A Smile for Every Day” with sayings by Albino Luciani Alias ​​John Paul accompany you through this edition From “Lebenskunst”.

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In the Sunday 4 September 2022 It’s 4.55 pm on TV on ORF 2 “What I Believe – The Smiling Pope – John Paul I”. to see. Arnold Metnitzer, theologian and psychotherapist, recounts his personal encounters with “the 33-day Pope” Albino Luciani on the day of his beatification.

ORF 2 broadcasts the beatification mass without barriers. To this end, live translation is provided to deaf and hard of hearing viewers on the ORF information channel on page 777 and on the ORF-TVthek channel. Johannes Karner and Michaela Starosiak provide live audio commentary for the blind and visually impaired. Blind commentary on the second audio track can be summoned using the remote control. Obstacle-free programming can be accessed on ORF-TVthek for seven days as video-on-demand. Provides updated information on the beatification of Pope John Paul I Religion.


(C), published September 3, 2022