Pope Francis will visit Hungary and attend the mass concluding the International Eucharistic Congress on September 12, Cardinal Péter Erdő told state news wire MTI on Monday.
The visit was pushed back from 2020 when the entire congress was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, he said.
The visit is “great joy for the conference and gives us hope and consolation in these hard times,” Erdő said. The “statio orbis” mass celebrated for the city and the world is the peak of the eucharistic congress, he said. “It is therefore fitting and customary” that the pope should attend it when taking part in the conference, he added.
The congress will be held between September 5 and 12, and will feature religious events, a conference, lectures and concerts.
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