Pope Francis will celebrate the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Jan. 5, and coverage of the Mass and related events will be broadcast by EWTN. You can watch live over at the EWTN Youtube channel. Due to the time difference, those of us in Colorado will have to tune-in beginning in the early hours of the morning.
The schedule of events and special broadcasts is as follows:
12:30 a.m. MT – Funeral Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Pope Francis celebrates the Solemn Funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, live from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
6 a.m. MT – Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Live from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels in Irondale, AL, celebrated by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word.
7 a.m. MT – Rosary for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Live from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels in Irondale, AL, led by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word.
9 a.m. MT – The Papacy of Reason – Interviews with Church leaders, Vatican experts, Vatican experts, and prominent Catholic journalists on the principal teaching themes of the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI.
10:10 a.m. MT – Memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., celebrated by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica.
11:30 a.m. MT – Thought of Pope Benedict XVI: Who is Joseph Ratzinger? – A spirited meditation on the life of Pope Benedict XVI with Fr. Charles Connor, Ph.D.
2:30 p.m. MT – Remembering Pope Emeritus Benedict Special from Rome – An in-depth look at the life and legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.