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Pope Francis’ Video Message at the Statio Orbis

After closing the Statio Orbis, Archdiocese of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma invited the attendees of the mass to watch Pope Francis’ video message for the 51st IEC Statio Orbis. Download a copy of his message at: http://congressupdates.iec2016.ph/downloads/

National Shrine of St. Joseph Parishioners welcome delegates
Photo by Mitos Gonzales

Parish Encounter: Becoming One with Christ

By Mitos Gonzales   “The Holy Eucharist is the base, the center, and the source of all Christian Lives,” these were the pertinent words of Most Rev. Joseph Arshad, D.D., Bishop of Faisalabad, Pakistan that even before the Welcoming Mass during the Parish Encounter at the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue last January 27, 2016 this was made…

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How to Juggle Through Life: Paul Ponce’s Testimony

By Joshua Solano Paul Ponce is not your typical juggler. Not only has he performed for different parts of the world but he also witnessed the undying love of Jesus. This is especially hard for him since he was surrounded by different temptations with his showbiz career. He started juggling when he was still young. He practiced up to 8…

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The Light to Asia: IEC 2016 Opening Mass

By Joshua Solano “Be patient with the heat, soon it will be alright.” Greeted Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the official representative of Pope Francis, lightheartedly in front of a huge crowd at the Plaza Independencia in his Homily. “The mood in Cebu is too hot.” Thousands of Catholics from all over the world gathered at the Plaza Independencia for the opening…

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All Set for the 51st IEC

Dear Pilgrims: Cebu and the Philippines are all set for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. We welcome you to the Congress with the hope that the experience will be inspiring and fruitful for all of us. If you are attending the Symposium from Jan. 20-22. 2016, the kits and IDs may be claimed onsite starting at 7:00 in the morning…

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IEC Committee with Contractor Duros Land Top off IEC Pavilion

The International Eucharistic Congress Pavilion: A Home Built on Faith

“A home can only be called a home when it is united and centered on Jesus Christ.” Now 82.5 percent complete, the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) Pavilion is strong enough to house an estimated number of fifteen thousand delegates from all over the world for the gathering of Catholic leaders. Its main plenary hall has a seating capacity of about…

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Between history and the modern times di Fr. Vittore Boccardi, S.S.S.

Plenary Assembly  In preparation for the 51st IEC Cebu, April 25-27, 2015 International Eucharistic Congresses: Between history and the modern times di Fr. Vittore Boccardi, S.S.S. Summary Introduction The seed and the plant The Eucharistic wellspring of the Church The permanent renewal of Eucharistic life At the service of the Missions The Congress as a space for formation The Congress…

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A Eucharistic Congress to the Far East by H. E. Mons. Piero Marini, President

PONTIFICAL COMMISSION                                                                                                FOR INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESSES Plenary Assembly In preparation for the 51st…

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Message to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, gave a message for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012, which was broadcasted at the Statio Orbis, Final Mass of the Congress, on the 17th June 2012, in the stadium of Croke Park. Message from His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012   Dear Brothers and Sisters, With great affection…

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Address of Pope Francis for the International Eucharistic Congress

Pope Francis gave an official statement addressing the participants in the plenary of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses last September 27, 2014. ADDRESS OF POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE PLENARY OF THE PONTIFICAL COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESSES Clementine Hall Saturday, 27 September 2014 Dear Cardinals, Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Brothers and Sisters, I am glad…

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