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Bishops’ General Meeting In Atlanta To Be Available By Live Stream, Social Media, Satellite

 
May 30, 2012

WASHINGTON—The public sessions of the annual Spring General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Atlanta will be available through streaming video online, USCCB’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter and via satellite for stations wishing to broadcast the proceedings. The live coverage will be Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT, and Thursday, June 14, 9-10 a.m. EDT.

The streaming video will be available at www.usccb.org/about/leadership/usccb-general-assembly/. This page will also include meeting documentation as it becomes available. The Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/USCCBLive will feature live tweets of the meeting. The page www.facebook.com/usccb will feature updates including pictures and news releases.

The meeting will include a two-hour floor discussion on domestic and international religious freedom, an address by the new president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Carolyn Woo, a report and recommendations by the National Review Board on the Church’s efforts to prevent clergy sexual abuse, a presentation on the upcoming Year of Faith and the discussion of a proposed message on work, poverty and the economy.

Media outlets interested in broadcasting all or parts of the meeting may request satellite coordinates by emailing media-relations@usccb.org or calling 202-541-3200.

Public sessions of the meeting are open to credentialed media. Media conferences will follow open sessions of the meeting. Reporters seeking to cover the meeting can download a credential application form at and submit it by June 1 to media-relations@usccb.org, fax to (202) 541-3173, or mail to:

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

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Keywords: USCCB, U.S. bishops, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, June meeting, Atlanta, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Carolyn Woo, CRS, Catholic Relief Services, Facebook, Twitter, streaming video, live feed, satellite coordinates

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MEDIA CONTACT ONLY:
Don Clemmer
O: 202-541-3206
 



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