[quote="BusterMartin, post:5, topic:284091"]
Thank you for that info, Rome. Do you have any ideas on the other questions posed? This is not just a random question, but something that may be coming up for me in the very near future. If I have a chance prior to the meeting I will inquire directly with a priest about this, but in case I don't have that chance, I figured I could try to find out here. I definitely appreciate the input!
Also, if that is the case, what if there is both the bishop and the metropolitan there? Should I ask for a blessing from each since they are both bishops? Or is there a different protocol to follow there?
One should ask the blessing only from the most senior bishop. As to asking the bishop/priests blessing apon leaving........it would kind of depend. If you received the bishops blessing then spent just chatted shortly I would not ask his blessing again, if I received his blessing then spent some time (like having dinner or beeing at a talk or confrence) then saw him again on departing I would again ask his blessing.
Hope that helps!