Pontificio Comitato per i Congressi Eucaristici Internazionali - Profilo

Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses


The Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, was constituted and erected in 1879 by Pope Leo XIII and which received approval of its updated Statutes in 1986 from Pope John Paul II, is situated at the

Palazzo San Calisto,
in Piazza San Calisto 16.
Tel. (0039) 06.698.873.66)
Fax:(0039) 06.698.871.54.                      
E-mail:  eucharistcongress@org.va



of this Committee  consists “to make ever better known, loved and served, Our Lord Jesus Christ in his Eucharistic Mystery, as centre of the life of the Church and of its mission for the salvation of the world” through the celebration of International Eucharistic Congresses (Cf. Statutes, Art. 2 and 3 a). 

To ensure the adequate pastoral preparation of these International Eucharistic Congresses:

- it requests the Episcopal Conferences and Patriarchal Synods to appoint National Delegates, who will be committed to work for the preparation of the Congresses and, where necessary, set up National Eucharistic Committees with the approval and collaboration of the local ecclesiastical authority; 

- it encourages and supports initiatives which, in harmony with the norms in force within the Church, aim to develop the understanding and participation to the  Eucharistic Mystery in all its aspects: from the celebration of the Eucharist to its worship outside Mass, even regarding its implications radiating in personal and social living .(Cf. Statutes, Art. 3 b-c).