Bishops’ Fall General Assembly to Be Carried Via Satellite, Live Streamed And Live Tweeted

November 7, 2011 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—The 2011 Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be broadcast via satellite, November 14-15, to Catholic television outlets and all broadcasters wishing to air it. The satellite feed will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days, covering both the proceedings of the meeting and news conferences.

The meeting will also be live streamed at along with posted news updates, addresses and other materials.

For those wishing to follow the proceedings on Twitter, the meeting will be Live Tweeted at, with the hashtag #bishops. Updates will also be posted to

The meeting will include the presidential address of Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, the election of the USCCB secretary-elect and the chairmen-elect of several committees, a vote on whether to add the memorial of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Marianne Cope, a presentation on the Project Rachel post-abortion healing ministry and other items.

For satellite coordinates, media outlets interested in airing the meeting should contact Ellen McCloskey at 202-541-3236.


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