NET TV to Provide Live Coverage of Pope Francis’ Visit to South Korea

netnyOn Thursday August 14th, New Evangelization Television (NET) will provide live coverage of the apostolic journey of the Holy Father to South Korea, where he will celebrate the Sixth Asian Youth Day, beatify 124 Korean martyrs, and deliver a message of peace and reconciliation in the war-divided peninsula.

The live coverage begins with a special pre-event presentation at 8:30 p.m, hosted by the editor of The Tablet, Ed Wilkinson. This will be followed by a Papal Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of the Feast of the Assumption at 9:00 p.m. from the World Cup Stadium in Daejeon.

On Friday August 15th, the encounter with the Asian Youth will air live at 4:15 a.m from the Solmoe Shrine. That evening, at 8:30 p.m., tune in for the Mass and Beatification of Paul Yun Ji-chung and his 123 martyr companions, who were killed for their faith in the 19th Century. The Papal Mass and Beatification will air live from the Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul.

On Sunday August 17th, Pope Francis will commemorate the Sixth Asian Youth Day starting with a Mass at 3:15 a.m. A celebration of Holy Mass for Peace and Reconciliation will take place at the Cathedral Church of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the Myeong-Dong Cathedral, in Seoul. The Mass will air live at 8:15 p.m.

All the events are listed in Eastern Standard Time; early morning live events will re-air later that day.

Pope Francis’ visit is the first pontifical trip to East Asia in nearly two decades. He will meet with one of the fastest-growing Churches in the world: the number of Catholics in South Korea has doubled since 1990 to 5.4 million, just over 10% of the total population, with about 100,000 baptisms this year.

NET TV is a cable network featuring news and information with a Catholic point of view, and is available in the New York area on Cablevision, channel 30, and on Time Warner Cable, channel 97, and nationally on Verizon Fios on Demand. Viewers can also tune in to watch the papal trip live on NET TV’s website For complete programming, including dates and times, please visit