Categories: General Date: Sep 17, 2020 Title: CCCB Prepares for Virtual Plenary Assembly
The 2020 annual Plenary Assembly, to be held from 21 to 25 September, will move from an in-person meeting of Bishops to a videoconference in light of the existing health and safety restrictions regarding COVID-19. This year's timetable and agenda have been streamlined to accomdate essential matters and to allow for meaningful discussion in this new format. Due to health and safety concerns there will not be any observers at this plenary.
The daily meetings of more than 80 Bishops from dioceses and eparchies across Canada will be presided over by the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB
One of the topics of particular importance for Bishops centres on COVID-19, its impacts and the present-day realities of the Church in Canada. This session will be both a sharing of lived experiences and an opportunity to exchange hopes, concerns, wisdom and challenges as Bishops, together with clergy, consecrated persons, lay people and Catholic faithful continue to live through these most extraordinary times.
Let us pray for our Canadian Bishops, gathering virtually this week to collaborate together on issues of concern, that they may strengthened by the gift of the Holy Spirit and be supported by the people they are called to serve.
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