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Vatican Media (formerly Centro Televisivo Vaticano) is the Holy See national broadcaster based in Vatican City which first aired in 1983.
The Holy See, also called the See of Rome, refers to the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, known as the pope, which includes the apostolic episcopal see of the Diocese of Rome with universal ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the worldwide Catholic Church, as well as a sovereign entity of international law. Founded in the 1st century by Saints Peter and Paul, by virtue of Petrine and papal primacy according to Catholic tradition, it is the focal point of full communion for Catholics around the world. As a sovereign entity, the Holy See is headquartered in, operates from, and exercises "exclusive dominion" over the independent Vatican City State enclave in Rome, Italy, of which the pope is sovereign. It is organized into polities of the Latin Church and the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches, and their dioceses and religious institutes.
Vatican City, officially Vatican City State, is an independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. Established with the Lateran Treaty (1929), it is distinct from yet under "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" of the Holy See. With an area of 44 hectares, and a population of about 1,000, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population.
Created in 1983 by Pope John Paul II, Vatican Media is, since November 1996, an institution legally associated with the Vatican.
Pope John Paul II was the Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.
The main services that it offers are live broadcasts, daily help to other media, creation of television programs and archives stock control.
John Patrick Foley was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. From 2007 until 2011, he was Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, an order of knighthood under papal protection, having previously served as President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications from 1984 to 2007. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2007. He provided the commentary for the American television viewers of the Christmas Midnight Mass from St Peter's Basilica, Rome. However, in 2009, he retired from that role after 25 years. The commentary was taken over by Monsignor Thomas Powers of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, an official in the Congregation for Bishops.
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Vatican Media’s main goal is the universal expansion of the Catholicism by creating television materials and broadcasting images of the Pope and of Vatican activities.
Programs are mainly based on what happens in the Vatican. Daily prayers such as Angelus, general audiences on Wednesdays and various celebrations are broadcast. The Pope’s travels around the world are also broadcast. Each year, CTV broadcasts around 130 events in the Vatican and covers daily public activities of the Pope and his main activities outside the Vatican.
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Live broadcasts are made on the Vatican’s website and by other Italian catholic television channels such as Telepace or TV2000, and foreign television channels such as KTO. If asked Vatican Media also gives images to other television channels for events in the Vatican or during Pope’s visits all around the world. In Vatican, it can offer assistance setting up press center and press conference but also with services of special reporters and video and audio help for foreign television channels.
Vatican Media produced many documentaries during the reigns of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. It made documentaries on the lives of Pope, on the Vatican City and on the main churches of Catholicism. They were broadcast in English, Spanish, French and in other languages.
Vatican Media owns a library of more than 10.000 recordings, that means 4.000 hours of recordings and images of Pope John Paul II’s reign since 1984. This library is open to foreign television channels and to documentary producers from all around the world. The secretary of Vatican Media is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
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