SKY NEWS, SKY Channel 090, will provide unrivalled coverage of the canonisation of Australia’s first saint – Mary MacKillop, this Sunday, 17th October from 6.00pm.
SKY NEWS coverage will be led by SKY’s National Affairs Correspondent Celina Edmonds who is in Rome for the preparations and Sunday’s ceremony. Celina will be speaking to the Sisters of St Joseph, Holy See Ambassador Tim Fischer and some of the thousands of pilgrims who have travelled to Italy to witness the canonisation. Celina Edmonds will report live during First Edition from this Friday.
On Sunday, SKY NEWS will also take you Mary MacKillop’s home town of Penola in South Australia, where Mother Mary began her first school. About 20,000 people are expected in Penola to celebrate Blessed Mary’s canonisation.
SKY NEWS reporter Gemma Veness will be reporting live from Mary MacKillop Chapel at North Sydney where thousands of pilgrims are expected to visit the tomb of Australia’s first saint.
SKY NEWS’ continuous coverage begins at 6.00pm ahead of a service at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney from 7.00pm. At 8.30pm LIVE coverage from the Vatican as the Pope presides over the formal canonisation service.
Guiding us through the canonisation ceremony will be an expert panel; Sister Mary Ellen O’Donoghue from the Sisters of St Joseph, Peta Goldburg, Professor of Religious Education at the Australian Catholic University and Rev Dr Gerard Kelly, President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney.
CANONISATION OF MARY MACKILLOP – THIS SUNDAY, 17TH OCTOBER FROM 6.00PM, SKY NEWS (SKY CHANNEL 090)