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US Bishops’ June Meeting to be Available Via Live Stream

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The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge will join his brother Bishops next week for the annual Spring General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The June meeting will be held in Atlanta and will be available through streaming video online, USCCB’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. 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.