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

October 30, 2013 By Public Affairs Office
WASHINGTON—The 2013 fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be broadcast via satellite, November 11-12, to Catholic television outlets and all broadcasters wishing to air it. The satellite feed will run Monday, November 11, 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern, and Tuesday, November 12, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern, covering both the meeting and media conferences.

The proceedings will also be live streamed at News updates, addresses and other materials will be posted on this page.

For those wishing to follow the meeting on social media, the meeting will be live tweeted at with the hashtag #USCCB13. Updates will also be posted to

The meeting will include addresses by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of USCCB, and Archbishop Carlo Mario Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. The bishops will also elect the next president and vice president of USCCB and the chairmen of several USCCB committees. The bishops will also vote on several English and Spanish liturgical items, as well as whether to proceed with the drafting of a statement on pornography.

Media outlets interested in airing the meeting should contact Ellen McCloskey for satellite coordinates.

Coverage of the bishops’ meeting is open to credentialed media. Sessions open to the media will be Monday, November 11, and Tuesday, November 12. There will be media conferences after all public sessions. Reporters seeking to cover the meeting can download a credential application form at: and submit it by November 1 via email to USCCB Media Relations, fax to (202) 541-3173 or mail to:

November Meeting Credentials
Office of Media Relations
3211 4th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194

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