"Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col 1:27)
24-31 JANUARY 2016
The choice of Cebu as the site for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) was announced by the Holy Father Benedict XVI at the end of his televised message during the Statio orbis of Dublin on 17 June 2012.
The reasons for the choice of Cebu were given at that time by the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines: to deepen devotion to the Eucharist, reinvigorate missionary commitment and set in motion the celebrations for the fifth centenary (1521-2021) of the evangelisation of the Philippines.
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