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Pope appoints Tagle special envoy to US Eucharistic Congress

Pope Francis named Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle as his special envoy to the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in the United States.

Tagle,  who is the Vatican’s pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, will preside over the closing Mass of the Eucharistic Congress. It will be celebrated in Indianapolis from July 17 to 21.

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, called Tagle’s appointment a “gift” to the Eucharistic Congress, according to CBCP News.

“The congress will give public witness to the Church’s core identity rooted in the Eucharist, and we pray that it will inspire a renewed sense of mission as we live out the gifts of unity and charity,” Broglio said in a statement. 

“May it be the catalyst for a continued deepening of our faith in the Real Presence,” he added.

According to its website, this will be the first National Eucharistic Congress in the US in 83 years. — DVM, GMA Integrated News