Vatican News: The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress postponed

23 April 2020

In a statement released by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, it was announced that given the world pandemic crises and its consequences, as well as the movement difficulties of the faithful and the pilgrims, Pope Frances had decided, in consultation with the Pontifical Committees for International Eucharistic Congresses, with the organisers of the Catholic World Meeting and with the Bishops of Hungary– the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, set to take place in Budapest and scheduled for September 2020, to be postponed by one year. Due to the travelling bans and difficulties, as well as to the gathering restrictions, The Holy See has adopted a similar decision in relation to the Family World Meeting, scheduled for June 2010 in Rome. The World Youth Day of 2022, planned to be organised in Lisbon is going to be held one year later, in August 2023.