Thursday, June 10, 2004

Pope Declares Year of the Eucharist

From ZENIT News Agency--The World Seen from Rome:

"On the feast of Corpus Christ, John Paul II announced a 'Year of the Eucharist' that the Catholic Church will observe from October 2004 to October 2005.

At the Mass he presided over today in the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Pope explained that the Year of the Eucharist will begin with the International Eucharistic Congress, Oct. 10-17, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The year 'will end with the next ordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will be held in the Vatican from October 2-29, 2005, and whose theme will be 'The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church,'' the Holy Father added. "