On 25 June 2000, the Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, at 6:30 p.m., in Saint Peters Square, His Holiness Pope John Paul II will preside at the concelebration of Holy Mass along with the Cardinals, Archbishops Bishops and all priests present in Rome on the occasion of the conclusion of the XLVII International Eucharistic Congress. The theme of the Congress is: Jesus Christ, the one Saviour of the World, Bread for New Life.
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May the celebration of the International Eucharistic Congress give Christians in Rome and throughout the world the strength to live ever more intensely that missionary spirit which must inspire the Church of the Third Millennium.
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1. Meeting places
At the proper time, the concelebrants, led by the Masters of Ceremonies, will take their places in Saint Peters Square.
-The celebration of Mass will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Cardinals will enter in procession with the Holy Father.
-At the conclusion of the Mass, once the Holy Father has left the esplanade in front of Saint Peters Basilica, the concelebrants will return in procession to their sacristies in the following order: Cardinals, Bishops, priests.
Vatican City, 16 June 2000
By mandate of the Holy Father