For other uses, see Angelus (disambiguation).
The Angelus is an Irish audial and televisual institution. On radio they are broadcast at 12:00 and 18:00 every day.
Radio Éireann first broadcast The Angelus on 15 August 1950. Secretary of the Department of Posts and Telegraphs Leon Ó Broin and Archbishop of Dublin John Charles McQuaid had discussed the original idea in the late 1940s. The bells were first (and still are) recorded from St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, although initially broadcast live.
The broadcast of the Angelus by RTÉ has been called into question from time to time. A number of religious faiths outside Catholicism notably the Church of Ireland, have called for its continuation.
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Televised programming began at Telefís Éireann's launch. Images shown were pictures of Annunciation. More recently, it showed "a number of people of varying gender and ages pause to pray at the sound of the bell".
From the 21 September 2009, RTÉ Television relaunched The Angelus broadcast before RTÉ News: Six One. It features seven different editions, with seven respective people for each one. Featured people include a chemist from Finglas, a mother from Sixmilebridge, grandparents feeding swans in Shannon, a fisherman from Enniscorthy and an office worker from Zambia at her office near the Phoenix Park. The one-minute feature attracts an average audience of 318,000. It was developed by Kairos Communications.
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