|Pontifical masses held in Rizal Park during the 33rd International Eucharistic Congress inManila, Philippines attended by approximately 1.5 million people from around the world.|
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
February 3-7 , 1937; 33rd International Eucharistic Congress in Manila, Philippines.
In the Catholic Church, a Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of clergy, religious, and laity to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, which is an important Roman Catholic doctrine. Congresses bring together people from a wide area, and typically involve large open-air Masses, Eucharistic adoration (Blessed Sacrament), and other devotional ceremonies held over several days. Congresses may both refer to National (varies by country) and International Eucharistic Congresses.
The first congress in Asia was the 33rd International Eucharistic Congress which was held in Manila, Philippines during the pontificate of Pope Pius XI, and was attended by approximately 1.5 million people from around the world. Pontifical masses were held in Rizal Park, with hundreds of thousands of people attending each one.
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