Octava Dies

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Octava Dies
Genre Magazine
Country of origin Vatican City
Original language(s) English, Italian
Editor(s) Federico Lombardi

Via del Pellegrino

00120 Vatican City
Original network Vatican news services
Audio format MPEG-4 H.264
First shown in 1998
Original release 1998
External links
Vatican Television Center

Octava Dies is a weekly TV magazine of 25 minutes, broadcast in the entire world since Easter 1998. It is also broadcast by Italian Catholic television channels and by press agencies such as APTN. It is available in English and Italian on the Vatican’s website (broadcast every Sunday at 12:30 after the Angelus).

The magazine is part of the Vatican Television Center (CTV) programs, which are transmitted by the national broadcaster of the state of Vatican City. This specific weekly program highlights the activities of Pope Francis and the Holy See. Taped at the Vatican and in other places visited by the Pope in the course of his day-to-day ministry.[1]

Vatican Central Television was first aired in 1983.


  1. ^ Cf. Octava Dies, official webpage in (English). URL accessed November 30, 2012

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