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12/15/2008
EWTN Launched on Africa’s Faith Satellite Radio

    Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network announces the launch of three hours of its programming on Faith Satellite Radio (FSR) in Africa.

This breakthrough has been made possible by FSR and SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, which launched a project last year to bring satellite radio to thousands of Catholics in 31 African countries. Thanks to this partnership, WorldSpace Satellite Radio Network’s AfriStar satellite now broadcasts digital-quality audio channels to faith communities in Africa and Europe.

The addition of EWTN’s family and religious programs to the lineup gives African Catholics additional resources to help them grow in their faith and the possibility of listening to Catholic programming 24-hours a day, seven days a week. “We are pleased to be added to Faith Satellite’s service and know our African audience is grateful for this new way to listen to EWTN,” said EWTN President Michael P. Warsaw. To help support this endeavor, FSR has launched an “Adopt a Parish in Africa” campaign which allows parishes outside of Africa to make a small monthly donation to their adopted parish. With this donation, FSR is able to provide adopted parishes with a satellite radio so parishioners can hear Catholic programming around the clock.

Distribution of the satellite radios has already begun. FSR is hoping that at least 17,000 Catholic parishes in 31 African countries will be adopted. For more information, visit www.faithsatelliteradio.com.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 28th year, is available in over 148 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com and publishing arm, EWTN, is the largest religious media network in the world.

 

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