Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York speaks in 2016 at a session of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines. Pope Francis, the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses and local organizers have agreed to postpone by one year the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Hungary, the Vatican announced April 23, 2020. CNS photo/Katarzyna Artymiak

International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest postponed

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  • April 23, 2020

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis, the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses and local organizers have agreed to postpone by one year the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, the Vatican announced April 23.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the travel and assembly of large groups of faithful, the pope, the papal committee, congress organizers and the bishops of Hungary decided to hold the congress, to be held in Budapest, in September 2021, instead of this year.

The announcement came a few days after the Vatican announced the next World Meeting of Families would be pushed back until June 2022 and the next international gathering for World Youth Day would be postponed to August 2023.

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