ASIA/LEBANON - Funeral of Pope John Paul II live on main Arab television channels

Thursday, 7 April 2005

Beirut (Fides Service)- Pictures of the funeral of Pope John Paul II in Rome were broadcast live by the principal Arab television channels. The companies connected included Al Jazeera and the Lebanese LBC. “The commentary was in Arabic and many channels interrupted their programmes to show St Peter’s Square. The Lebanese LBC, a Christian network, broadcast the whole Funeral Mass” sources in Beirut told Fides. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 8/4/2005 righe 10 parole 89)