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YouTube To Live Stream Pope John Paul II's Beatification Ceremony

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On Sunday May 1 in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City, the Catholic Church will hold a Beatification ceremony for Pope John Paul II.

For those who won't be present for this event, YouTube will provide a live stream starting at 1:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. CET).

From the YouTube Blog:

The live stream of Pope John Paul II's Beatification will be available on YouTube's Live browse page at (, a YouTube channel created specifically by the Vatican to celebrate the pontiff ( The channel contains hundreds of videos documenting his pontificate. The stream will also available through the Vatican Player ( which will be on several other Catholic sites that link to it.

Pope Benedict will begin the mass at 2 a.m. and will conclude with the Beatification, which is a major step on the long road to canonization.

After the ceremony, YouTube will upload the video to the former pope's official channel.

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