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CatholicTV Network

January 05, 2011 08:43 ET

Catholic TV Network® Goes Behind the Scenes With Exclusive Insider Access to the Pope

Start 2011 With Never Before Seen Footage of Pope Benedict's Daily Life

WATERTOWN, MA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - CATHOLICTV NETWORK (, the nation's leader in family-positive religious programming, is going inside the walls of the Vatican, into Pope Benedict XVI's private residence and capturing intimate details of his daily life.

This must-see program airs as a special installment of House+Home on Wednesday, January 12 at 9:00 PM ET.

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Join Father Robert Reed as he serves as a tour guide on the ultimate insider excursion. Stand feet away as The Holy Father vests and celebrates private morning Mass, sense the joy as he creates new bishops for the Church, sit at the table in the Pope's private dining room, accompany the Pope as he meets with Heads of State, be escorted by Swiss guards inside restricted areas and catch the Pope's private moments right before his most public encounters.

Each year, millions of people jam St. Peter's Square for the Sunday Angelus blessing of Pope Benedict. But none of them have ever been inside the Pope's private study the minutes before he steps up to his study window to address the masses.

Until now.

"There was so much unbelievable footage, the show could easily be twice as long. We crammed the most riveting, impactful and impressive moments into this fast-paced show," said Reed. "It is a true honor to share the Pope's daily life with our audience."

This House+Home special event is part of a whole month focused on Rome. Throughout January, America's Catholic Television Network® debuts Viaggio a Roma, a thirty-part original series on ancient and Christian Rome.

The show will be available on CatholicTV Network (check local listings), on and on the CatholicTV app for iPhone and iPad.

The show will also be available in 3D beginning January 13 at

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