January 15, 2016

International Eucharistic Congress 2016

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  • “Christ in You, the Hope of Glory. The Eucharist, Source and Goal of the Mission” This is the central theme for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) to be held in Cebu City from January 24-31, 2016.


    Photo courtesy of The Manila Bulletin

    The IEC is held every year as a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with the Congress leading to a deeper understanding of, and a stronger commitment to, the Eucharistic mystery. Pilgrims from all over the globe will come to Cebu to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church.

    The event will be preceded by a theological symposium from January 20-22, to be held at the Cebu Doctor’s University in Mandaue City. Speaking at the event will be Rev. Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP and Rev. Fr. Francis Moloney, SDB.

    Rev. Fr. Radcliffe is the Director of the Las Casas Institute of Blackfriars Oxford, which focuses on the promotion of Social Justice and Human Rights. Rev. Fr. Moloney, on the other hand, is the founding editor of the Australian theological journalPacifica, an associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

    The Congress itself will be held from January 24-31 at the IEC Pavilion in Mabolo, Cebu City. If you would like more information on the event, you may visit their website at iec2016.ph.


    51st International Eucharistic Congress

    Theological Symposium
    January 20-22, 2016
    Cebu Doctors’ University, Mandaue Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, Cebu

    Congress Proper
    January 24-31, 2016
    IEC Pavilion, IEC 2016 Eucharistic Village, Pope John Paul II Avenue, Mabolo, Cebu City

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