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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.

President Áder Invites Pope Francis to Visit Hungary
President Áder Invites Pope Francis to Visit Hungary

President János Áder has invited Pope Francis to Hungary for the International Eucharistic Congress set to be held in Budapest later this year. Speaking to public media after an audience with Pope Francis, Áder said he had visited the Vatican with the intention of inviting the pope to the International Eucharistic Congress scheduled for September […]Continue reading

The congress will be held between September 5 and 12, and will feature religious events, a conference, lectures and concerts.

Featured photo by Bertalan Fehér/MTI