Archdiocese of Toronto

Archdiocese of Toronto

February 14, 2012 14:30 ET

Media Advisory: Elevation of Archbishop Thomas Collins to the College of Cardinals

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2012) -

Attention News/Assignment Editors

Cardinal-delegate Thomas Christopher Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will be elevated to the College of Cardinals of the Catholic Church on February 18 in Rome. With this appointment, Archbishop Collins becomes the fourth cardinal in the 110-year history of the church in Toronto and the 16th cardinal in the history of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada.

While the formal ceremonies with the Pope at the Vatican take place this weekend, several days of events are planned to commemorate this historic occasion. A delegation of 200 Canadians will be in Rome this week to experience the event.

The following is a list of possible media opportunities and resources available for local media outlets through the week leading up to and following the Consistory of Cardinals on February 18.

Wednesday, Feb. 15
9:00 a.m. - Cardinal-designate Collins will speak with students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School, Guelph, (where he graduated) via Skype, and answer questions
9:30 a.m. - Cardinal-designate Collins will speak via Skype with students at Holy Cross Catholic School, Mississauga, and answer questions
Media availability for Archbishop Collins - 8:30 - 9 a.m., 9:50 - 10:30 a.m. EST
Thursday, Feb. 16
Media availability for Archbishop Collins - 4 a.m. - 7 a.m. EST
Friday, Feb. 17
Media availability, Canadian Bishops in Rome available to comment on the Consistory and Archbishop Collins' appointment
- 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EST
Day-long meetings of cardinals/cardinals-delegate (no media availability for Archbishop Collins)
Saturday, Feb. 18
LIVE SATELLITE LINK AVAILABLE - 4:30 a.m. - Pope Benedict XVI leads Consistory Celebration for new Cardinals, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Media availability for Archbishop Collins - 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, Feb. 19
LIVE SATELLITE LINK AVAILABLE - 3:30 a.m. - Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass with new Cardinals, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Media availability for Archbishop Collins - 9 - 10:30 a.m. EST
Monday, Feb. 20
Media availability for Archbishop Collins - 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. EST
Throughout the week, media will also have access to the following:
a) Members of the Canadian Delegation representing a variety of personal and professional connections in Cardinal-designate Collins' life - family, friends, colleagues and clergy from Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
b) Members of the official Federal Government Delegation of approximately 20 individuals, including Senior Cabinet Ministers, MPs and a Senator, representing various regions of Canada.
(For media opportunities/interview requests for the Government of Canada delegation, contact: Stephen Lecce, Deputy Director Communications, Office of the Prime Minister 613-608-5102 - Stephen.Lecce@pmo.gc.ca)
c) Church spokespeople, including Neil MacCarthy, Archdiocese of Toronto Director of PR & Communications, and Rev. Thomas Rosica., C.E.O. of Salt & Light Catholic Television.
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FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION and RESOURCES:
www.archtoronto.org/cardinal
FOR NEWS AND UPDATES, INCLUDING COVERAGE FROM ROME:
Blog - www.archdioceseoftoronto.blogspot.com
Twitter - www.twitter.com/neilmaccarthy (follow #tcredhat)
Facebook - www.facebook.com/archtoronto
Tumblr - www.archtoronto.tumblr.com
Salt+Light TV will provide open clean video feed with English commentary on CH 1 and International sound on CH 2 available at TOC from Salt and Light Transmit TOC circuit 146 for both events on SD aspect ratio 16:9
Ordinary Public Consistory celebrated by H.H. Pope Benedict XVI
Date: 18 February 2012 - St. Peter's Basilica
expected start-end time: (04.25-06.30 AM EST)
Aspect ratio 16:9
clean International video feed
audio: CH 1 English commentary CH 2 International sound
Holy Mass celebrated by H.H. Pope Benedict XVI with the 22 new Cardinals
Date: 19 February 2012 - St. Peter's Basilica
expected start-end time: (03.25-05.45 AM EST)
Aspect ratio 16:9
clean International video feed
audio: CH 1 English commentary CH 2 International sound
The feed will be available at the following coordinates:
SATELLITE: SBS6 TRANSPONDER-9
KU BAND ANALOG
74 DEGREES DOWNLINK FREQ 11921 MHz
POL. HORIZ
AUDIO: 6.2 & 6.8
Sameday questions regarding the feed should be addressed to:
Javier Capellla, Technical Operations Manager - (416) 832-7526.

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