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Pope Francis visits Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland
21 June 2018

Pope Francis is due to visit Geneva, Switzerland on 21 June 2018.

While in Geneva, Pope Francis will attend a meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which has some 350 member churches and represents around 500 million Christians globally. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member of the WCC but it does send observers to WCC meetings. The Pope will also hold a mass at the Palexpo convention centre, which is scheduled to begin at 1530 GMT. During his visit, Pope Francis is also expected to meet with members of the Swiss government.   

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The Palexpo press center opens at 09:00 CET to the media. 

Accredited Media need to arrive to Palexpo before 16:00 CET. Doors will close after 16:30 CET. NO movement will be allowed after that time.  Road closures:


EUROVISION WORLDFEED will be available


Palexpo: SNG & uplinker to be accredited before 15 June. Please contact us in case of interest. Needs to be parked before 16:00 cet on 20 June latest. Please send us your requests.


EUROVISION Special Events is Media Coordinator at Palexpo.

The following facilities are available and bookable at Palexpo, WCC, Bossey

  • SNG parking space 
  • Stand-up positon space only 
  • Workspaces with or without technical access to the pool signal (workspace= table with 2 chairs) Need to be booked. 
  • Bookable VIP TV Studio for live transmissions with connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network

EUROVISION Special Events will offer the following facilities at Palexpo as per below ratecard: 
  • HD/SD Standup position for Live programme inserts
  • Playout
  • Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network


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