The International Eucharistic Congress, due to take place in Dublin, in June 2012, fits perfectly into the program for the modernisation of the Church in Ireland,

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Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday as he greeted participants at the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.

National delegations from across the globe gathered this week to discuss preparations for Dublin 2012, when the Archdiocese will open its doors, chapels and churches to all those who want to take part in the week long event, centred on the theme “The Eucharist, communion with Christ and with one another”.

The Irish delegation was led by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, and speaking to them Thursday the Pope observed, “your Assembly has paid great attention to this event, which is also part of the modernization program of the Church in Ireland. The theme,… recalls the centrality of the Eucharistic Mystery for the growth of the life of faith and every authentic process of church renewal”.