EWTN Assessing Coverage Plans for Pope Benedict's Resignation

Service Urges Viewers to Stay Tuned as It Readies Telecast Strategy

With Pope Benedict XVI preparing to leave the papacy at month’s end, EWTN Global Catholic Network is still formulating its coverage plans.

EWTN president and CEO Michael Warsaw issued the following statement: "Pope Benedict XVI has announced to the Church his intention to resign as Pope on February 28th.  A conclave to elect a new Holy Father will follow soon after that.  EWTN is working to cover all of this as it unfolds.  We have no further details at this time, but encourage our audience to stay tuned and to check ewtn.com frequently for updates.  We ask our EWTN family to pray for Pope Benedict and for the Church in this historic moment.”

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