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The EEC will hold its Plenary Assembly in a semi-attendance mode

Maria José Atienza-November 6, 2020-Reading time: < 1 minutes

Only 38 people will attend in person at the House of the Church in Madrid: the members of the Permanent Commission, the presidents of the Subcommissions and the president of the Episcopal Commission for Juridical Affairs. The rest of the bishops will be able to follow the sessions in person. online.

The situation of the different communities in Spain as a result of the pandemic, together with the high number of attendees at a regular plenary Assembly of the Spanish Episcopal Conference118, has led to a new format for the next few days (November 16 - 20), during which the meeting of the highest executive body of the EEC.

The Assembly will officially begin on Monday afternoon, starting at 4:30 p.m., so that, that morning, attending bishops will undergo antigen testing to ensure your safety.

No visits or events

The opening ceremony can be followed through the Youtube channel of the Cee since neither this ceremony nor the final press conference will be, in any case, in person. The daily Holy Mass will continue to be celebrated in the Chapel of the Apostolic Succession (whose usual capacity is about 115 people) although, during the Plenary, it will not be possible to receive external visitors and the meetings of the Commissions will be held virtually.

The topics to be discussed at this Plenary Assembly have not yet been defined, as highlighted by the secretary of the Media Commission, Jose Gabriel Vera, who has been in charge of communicating these news to the journalists.

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