Kinshasa, 25 September, 2019 / 2:42 am (ACI Africa).
Catholic Church leaders in DR Congo are overseeing plans toward their national Eucharistic Congress next June and are hoping that the Holy Father will be able to grace the occasion.
“The Eucharistic Congress is an opportunity to show our faith in the Eucharist, which is the sign of the presence of the dead and risen Jesus, who is in our midst” Bishop Melchisédech Sikuli Paluku said September 20 as he sensitized the faithful about the Congress.
“This great ecclesial event of high spiritual significance will be for the Church-Family of God in the DRC a strong time of prayer and spiritual renewal,” the Bishop of Butembu-Beni added.
According to the Prelate, the Congress scheduled for next year will also be “a public, solemn and community manifestation of the faith to which all the sons and daughters of the Catholic Church as well as men and women of goodwill are invited.”
As the church prepares for the Congress, the bishops are also hopeful that Pope Francis will be able to grace the June 2020 event.