The just concluded International Eucharistic Congress was fruitful in multiple ways, a Nigerian Archbishop has said.
As the Church in Rwanda celebrates the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, Antoine Cardinal Kambanda has underscored the value of the Eucharist in the landlocked Great Rift Valley East African nation, saying it is key to unity and reconciliation as Rwandans recover from “our history of Genocide.”
The third National Eucharistic Congress that had been scheduled to take place in June in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been postponed to a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Bishops in the Central African country announced Friday, April 24, calling on the pilgrims not to break the momentum that they had gained over time.
Pope Francis has appointed the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, also known as Propaganda Fide, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as his special envoy at the Third National Eucharistic Congress in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) scheduled to take place in June.
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.