Pope Benedict XVI offers prayers for the Eucharistic Congress in Ireland
At the end of his catechesis this morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI dedicated some remarks to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, which is currently being held in the Dublin on the theme: “The Eucharist. Communion with Christ and with One Another”.
The congress, the Holy Father said, “is an important opportunity to reaffirm the central place of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. Jesus, Who is truly present in the Sacrament of the altar, with the supreme Sacrifice of love on the cross gives Himself to us, He becomes our food in order to assimilate us to Him, to bring us into communion with Him. Through this communion we are also united among ourselves, we become a single object in Him, members of one another.
“I invite you to remain spiritually united to Christians in Ireland and the world, praying for the work of the congress, that the Eucharist may always be the pulsating heart of all Church life”, he concluded.
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