.- With a Mass at the Cathedral of Buenos Aires celebrated by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and concelebrated by 100 bishops, the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina opened its 99th Plenary Assembly on Monday.
The bishops are meeting for the assembly at the Cenacle House in the city of Pilar. They will first discuss a series of pastoral issues before listening to a reflection on the bicentennial by Bishop Guillermo Duran and journalist Jose Ignacio Lopez.
The rest of the sessions will be devoted to continuing the Great Continental Mission and analyzing the issue of ecclesial based communities.
The Great Continental Mission is an initiative that aims at increasing catechetical and pastoral programs to form and develop missionary-oriented Christian communities throughout all of South America.