Live from St. Peter's and the Colosseum in Rome, Easter celebrations with Pope Francis will be broadcast on short wave including English, Italian commentaries to Africa and Asia, starting on Thursday 13 April 2017. Vatican Radio still broadcasting on (too few) shortwaves.
Thursday 13 April 2017, 07.25 UTC
from St. Peter's Basilica the Holy Chrism Mass presided by Pope Francis, on short wave, with commentary in Italian on 11745 kHz
. Anyother short wave to be operated for this event.
Friday 14 April 2017, 19.05 UTC
from the Colosseum in Rome the traditional Via Crucis with Pope Francis will be aired to Africa on 17770 kHz (commentary in Portuguese) 7360 e 9670 kHz (in French) 15570 kHz (in English).
Saturday 15 April 2017, 18.25 UTC, from St. Peter's Basilica, the Easter Vigil presided by Pope Francis will be aired to Africa on 17770 kHz (commentary in Portuguese) 7360 e 9670 kHz (in French) 15570 kHz (in English) and to Asia on 6155 kHz (in Chinese).
On Easter Sunday 16 April 2017, the Holy Mass and Pope Francis Message "Urbi et Orbi" will be broadcast live starting at 07.55 UTC from St. Peter's Square with commentary in Italian to Asia on 11745 kHz and to Africa in French (15570, 17520 kHz) and English (17785 kHz) as well as to the Middle East in Arabic on 17590 kHz.