COVID-19: Over 13 million Italians prayed from home by tuning in to Tv2000

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COVID-19: Over 13 million Italians prayed from home by tuning in to Tv2000

By Deborah Castellano Lubov/ zenit.org

In Italy, the Coronavirus emergency has revealed a need for prayer and a quest for spirituality that surprised many observers.

Over 13 million Italians prayed from home by tuning in to Tv2000, the television of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, a press release reported. Italy’s primary Catholic TV channel has been followed by millions of people, who have sought in the faith a way of consolation and reassurance in the face of fear.

The Pope has granted interviews to the TV channel, and they have had series featuring Pope Francis’ participation.

Tv2ooo–which can be streamed worldwide also on internet–has increased its schedule with new prayer appointments, beginning with the 7 am Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, which reached 12% share peaks.

It had never happened before this crisis that this Mass was broadcast live on TV.

In millions of homes, TVs remained on Channel 28, or on 157, on Sky, or tuned in through computers, smartphones, and tablets connected to the streaming of the website: www.tv2000.it/live.

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 22:55
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