Today I retrieved PÃƒÂ©n JÃ‡Âng today, from the pÃƒÂ©n jÃ‡Âng sitter, on my way back from the press conference about the preparatory phase of the upcoming meeting of CELAM, which His Holiness will open in Brasil this coming May.
During the conference we learned that, as a new development, there will be representatives from the bishops conferences of the USA and of Canada with full rights to speak and vote.
There was a new approach to questions from journalists: questions were taken a few at a time, and then answered together, and then a few more were gathered. As a result, there was less blow-hard speech making. It seemed to work. We shall have to see if this continues.