Agenzia Fides REPORT -With a Mass concelebrated by all the Bishops of Peru, on January 23 the 99th Plenary Assembly of Peruvian Bishops will begin. The event, which ends on January 27, will be held at the headquarters of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference, in Lima.
The new Apostolic Nuncio in Peru, Archbishop James Patrick Green will be present at the opening of the Assembly.
During this year's Assembly, the new President of the Episcopal Conference, and the two Vice-Presidents will be elected. Also, the presidents for the episcopal commissions and the responsibles of the subordinate offices of the Episcopal Conference will be appointed. During the meeting, as every year, the Gold Medal of Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo will be given to people and institutions that carried out their job in an exemplary way for the Church in Peru.
The Plenary Assembly is the supreme organ of the Episcopal Conference, composed of all the Bishops of the 45 jurisdictions of the Church of Peru, as well as coadjutor and auxiliary Bishops of the dioceses. The Peruvian Bishops meet annually in the plenary Assembly in the ordinary session. In case of urgent need or on the request of two thirds of its members there may be special sessions during the year.
(CE) (Agenzia Fides 21/01/2012)