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The German Bishops' Conference Visits The CatholicTV® Network

10/25/2011 - 8:57 AM PST

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WATERTOWN, MA (October 25, 2011) -The German Bishops' Conference Visits The CatholicTV® Network.

On October 18, 2011, Michael Hertl, of the German Bishops' Conference, along with Ulrich Fischer, Christian Klenk, Stefan Lesting, and Bruder Paulus Terwitte, a Capuchin Friar, visited the CatholicTV Network.

The German Bishops' Conference is the episcopal conference of the bishops of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Germany. The German Bishops' Conference is an association of the Roman-Catholic bishops of all dioceses in Germany. Members include diocesan bishops, coadjutors, auxiliary bishops, and diocesan administrators. It currently has 70 members (as per: August 2011) from the 27 German dioceses.

The German Bishops' Conference was established to promote joint pastoral tasks, to advise one another, to promote the necessary coordination of the Church's work and to jointly adopt decisions and maintain contact with other Bishops' Conferences. The highest body of the German Bishops' Conference is the Plenary Assembly of all bishops, at which the bishops regularly meet in spring and autumn for several days. In large numbers of working meetings, the bishops deliberate, coordinate tasks and dates and take decisions for the Church in Germany.

The first meeting of the German bishops took place in Würzburg in 1848, and in 1867 the Fulda Conference of Bishops was established, which reorganized as German Bishops' Conference in 1966. The annual conference of the German bishops still takes place in Fulda.

Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the representatives of the German Bishops' Conference met with the President of the CatholicTV Network, Father Robert Reed, to discuss new and social media.

"The second visit of Michael Hertl, and the representatives from the German Bishops' Conference was enlightening for me and for our visitors of Germany," said Father Reed. "Their extensive use of new and social media and our expertise in television production will hopefully provide fertile ground for future collaboration both here in the United States and among the German people."

To learn more about the German Bishops' Conference visit

Also visit the Catholic TV Work Facebook page, a daily updated compilation of Church programs of the German television station at:

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