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The International Eucharistic Congress (NEK) scheduled to be held in Budapest from Sept. 5 to 12 will feature holy masses, predications, and cultural and family programmes, the organisers said on Thursday.

The congress’s opening mass will be celebrated at Heroes’ Square, Gabor Mohos, the head of the NEK secretariat, told a press conference.

On Sept. 11, Cardinal Péter Erdő, the head of the Hungarian Catholic Church, will celebrate mass, followed by a procession to Heroes’ Square, he said.

Statio Orbis, the mass closing the Congress, will be celebrated by Pope Francis at Heroes’ Square on Sept. 12. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30am and will feature the 120-member orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera with a choir of 2,000, Mohos said.

He said the Congress’s main programmes can be attended free of charge, but he advised those wishing to follow events closely at the site to register in advance.

Coinciding with the Eucharistic Congress, religious programmes with speakers participating from five continents will be organised at the Hungexpo exhibition centre from Sept. 6 to 10, Kornel Fabry of the NEK secretariat said. Speakers include Archbishop Piero Marini, president of the Eucharistic Congress’ Pontifical Council, Cardinal Andrew Yom Soo Jung of Seoul, Moyses Louro Azevedo Filho, the leader of the Shalom Catholic Community in Brazil, and Jose Palma, the archbishop of Cebu.

The International Eucharistic Congress was originally scheduled to be held in September last year but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Budapest is hosting the event for a second time. It hosted the 34th congress in May 1938 when the closing mass was attended by half a million people in Heroes’ Square.

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Source: MTI

  1. The Pope is a Marxist man. He does not belong in Hungary. He should never be allowed to enter.

  2. This Pope, in particular, should be watched very carefully, for he is a blasphemer. Did you know that before he become the Pope, during The Process in Argentina in the 1970’s, he was instrumental in working with the military junta at the time. People would disappear in the middle of the night, never to be seen again. The children of the vanished ones were placed in homes of military generals, often the very generals who had eliminated their parents. Pope Francis was very helpful by placing these children with military families. But now, he wants to be seen as the people’s Pope?

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