Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) - "Our Congolese society is facing various challenges, namely the rebirth of paganism with its consequences, the spread of sects, and esoteric movements, and in particular the crisis that is shaking the family. It therefore, seemed urgently necessary for us, as Bishops and Fathers to convene a Eucharistic Congress to rediscover the riches of the Eucharist for the benefit of the human family, the foundation of society and the Church", said the President of the Bishops' Conference of the Congo (CENCO), Archbishop Marcel Utembi, when announcing the organization of the third Eucharistic Congress of Congo.
The congress was originally planned "around the solemnity of the Blessed Sacrament in June 2020", but had to be postponed indefinitely for reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event has finally been rescheduled for next year. On 18 October, the General Secretary of CENCO, Father Donatien Nshole, stated that "the 3rd National Eucharistic Congress will be held in Lubumbashi from 30 May to 6 June 2021".
All the Catholic faithful in the country are invited to this National Eucharistic Congress. And for those who cannot be physically present at the central celebration, activities should be organized in each diocese "so that every family and every believer can benefit from the graces of this spiritual event". (P.M.P.) (Agenzia Fides, 22/10/2020)