Mass for 25,000 culmination of first Czech National Eucharistic Congress

Over 25,000 Roman Catholics took part in a mass in central Brno on Saturday. The service on the city’s Zelný trh was the culmination of the first National Eucharistic Congress held in the Czech Republic. Over 500 priests were among those in attendance at the mass, which was performed by such figures as Prague’s Archbishop Dominik Duka, Archbishop Jan Graubner from Olomouc and the papal nuncio Giuseppe Leanza. Eucharistic congresses are common in states with large Catholic communities and are held every four years.

Author: Ian Willoughby