THE PONTIFICAL COMMITTEE
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,
of this Committee consists Âto 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 worldÂ 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: