FOX News Channel will Broadcast the Pope’s Easter Mass from the Vatican from 4-6 AM/ET 

FOX Weather,, FOX News Audio and FOX Nation to Offer Holiday Specials

NEW YORK – March 27, 2024 – FOX News Media will present special extended programming across its platforms leading up to and through Easter Sunday, including the Pope’s Easter Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Square and a message from Israel by evangelist Franklin Graham. Coverage across FOX News Channel (FNC) and other platforms will encompass broadcasts from church services around the world from the Vatican to New York City, as well as reporting and special programming centered around the holiday. 

FNC will feature special coverage surrounding the Easter holiday across its programs. From 4 AM until 6 AM/ET on Easter Sunday, FNC will broadcast live Easter Sunday services from Vatican City with Pope Francis. Continuing at 12 PM/ET, Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, will deliver an Easter message from Israel. FOX & Friends Weekend will present a holiday edition of the show (6-10 AM/ET) with co-hosts Rachel Campos-Duffy, Pete Hegseth and Will Cain featuring Easter-themed segments and the final installment of the franchise’s Faith and Friends concert series with contemporary Christian musician Matthew West.

On Good Friday (March 29) at 7 PM/ET, FOX Weather will air America Recovers: Weathering with Grace. Hosted by FOX Weather meteorologist Kendall Smith, the special will showcase correspondents returning to historic churches that were damaged by storms and how these communities are rebuilding. Correspondent Katie Byrne will travel to the First Congressional United Church in Spencer, Massachusetts, which caught on fire following a lightning strike in June 2023. Robert Ray will visit the First United Methodist Church in Mayfield, Kentucky following the EF-4 tornado which ravaged the town in December 2021. Nicole Valdes will venture to Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee to visit the Community Baptist Church and Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church after a December 2023 tornado struck the region. Brandy Campbell returns to Sanibel Island, Florida’s St. Michael & All Angels Church after it was impacted by Hurricane Ian in 2022. 

FOX News Digital will provide coverage of various domestic and international religious events on, including Good Friday’s Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at St. Peter’s Basilica and Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, Easter Vigil on Holy Night at St. Peter’s Basilica, and, on Easter Sunday, Daytime Mass at St. Peter’s Square and Central Loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica’s Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’

FOX News Audio will offer hours of special holiday programming with FOX News Radio providing Pope Francis’ Easter Mass to all affiliates with correspondent Gurnel Scott reporting on Pope Francis’ message. The platform will also feature several Easter-themed podcasts, including FNC religion correspondent Lauren Green’s Lighthouse Faith program’s interview with Bishop Robert Barron in Rochester, Minnesota at Word on Fire Ministries and The Livin’ the Bream Podcast with Shannon Bream will spotlight author and minister Dr. Jeremiah Johnson for an Easter episode about the beauty and symbolism of Jesus’s resurrection. Additionally, Mark Wahlberg’s brother, film producer and screenwriter Jim Wahlberg, joins The Untold Story with Martha MacCallum to discuss reconnecting with God after years of addiction.

FOX Nation will present religious content throughout the holiday including The Passion of the Christ, The Chosen, and The Life of Jesus.

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