The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress is underway in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, from 5-12 September 2021. Its agenda includes celebrations in the city’s main square, exhibitions, cultural events, a theological symposium, and the testimonies of representatives of Churches from all over the world, including from countries at war. On Saturday, 11 September, a solemn Mass will be celebrated in Kossuth Square in the presence of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I.
Pope Francis will arrive in person to conclude the Congress on Sunday, 12 September. The week-long event calls attention to many of the important issues facing humanity today, ranging from the challenges of Covid-19 to the poverty of many areas of the planet. The message underscored is: “God created the world and looks at it with infinite love.”