Whitsun Mass attracts international media attention

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A Whitsun celebration of the Eucharist at the St Boniface church in Leeuwarden has attracted the attention of foreign media. The ‘Eurovision Celebration’ – a joking reference to the Eurovision Song Contest - will be broadcast in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Ireland and Canada.

The Catholic public broadcasting corporation RKK says the Whitsun Mass will be celebrated in Dutch, but a live commentary will be provided to foreign viewers: “Just like during the Eurovision Song Contest.”

RKK Director Leo Fijen says this is the first time a Dutch celebration of the Eucharist will be broadcast in several countries. Prior to the celebration, international viewers can watch a short introductory film about the city of Leeuwarden. Mass will be celebrated by Father Albert Buter, the priest of the St Boniface church.


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