Butembo-Beni, 11 May, 2023 / 8:44 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is calling upon Catholics to “massively participate” in the planned third National Eucharistic Congress.
In a statement issued Tuesday, May 9, Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku invites parishioners to plan for Eucharistic adoration during the June 4-11 event “in union with the Christians who will be in Lubumbashi.”
“We are all invited to massively participate in this Eucharistic Congress scheduled for June this year,” Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku says in reference to the congress to be held in Lubumbashi Archdiocese under the theme “Eucharist and family.”
Bishop Sikuli encourages those with means to travel to Lubumbashi, and that those who have identified a host family “should hurry to go to Lubumbashi and they will be received as Catholic Christians.”
The June 4-11 National Eucharistic Congress, the third one in the Central African nation, had been postponed from June 2020 to a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.