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04/30/2011 05:13 pm ET Updated Jun 30, 2011

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

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 (www.youtube.com/live), a YouTube channel created specifically by the Vatican to celebrate the pontiff (www.youtube.com/johnpaul2). The channel contains hundreds of videos documenting his pontificate. The stream will also available through the Vatican Player (www.vatican.va/video) 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.