7 Conclusions of International Eucharistic Congress

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, OCT. 19, 2004 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II’s legate to the International Eucharistic Congress held in Guadalajara presented seven conclusions of the meeting.

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The proposals, which are also recommendations to live the Year of the Eucharist, summarized the ideas that arose from the prior theological pastoral symposium, catecheses, and reflections of the various linguistic groups.

The document that condenses the conclusions of the linguistic groups was presented and approved in a general assembly last Saturday.

Cardinal Jozef Tomko, the papal legate, presented these conclusions:

1. It is urgent to emphasize the importance of Sunday Mass, central part of the congress.

2. The feast and procession of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ) must be emphasized again.

3. Eucharistic adoration in all its forms must be revalued, including nocturnal adoration.

4. Emphasize the importance of frequent and worthy Communion, coupled with the sacrament of reconciliation.

5. Encourage the spirit of mission, which stems from the Eucharist.

6. Share one’s table and Mass with the poor, in the service of charity. Combine spiritual commitment with the need of the poor.

7. Renew faith, sacrifice, communion and service in the Eucharist, as a sign for the Catholic Church and the world.

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