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Double pope canonization to broadcast live around the world

April 27 ceremony in St. Peter's Square covered in HD, 3D, 4KUHD

31 March, 19:15
Double pope canonization to broadcast live around the world (ANSA) - Rome, March 31 - A ceremony for the canonization of popes John Paul II and John XXII on April 27 will be broadcast live on TV and movie theater screens around the world, the Vatican announced Monday.

Relying on nine satellites and 33 cameras placed in St.

Peter's Square, the coverage will be sent out in HD, 3D and 4K Ultra HD resolution by Holy See national broadcaster Vatican Television Center and Sky TV, an Italian digital satellite television platform owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

So far, 500 movie theaters in 20 countries have signed up for the broadcast, 120 of them in Italy, the Vatican said.

Pope Francis last July signed a decree to make saints of his two most popular recent predecessors.

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