In a letter released today, the Holy Father announced the appointment of Cardinal Josef Tomko, president emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Eucharistic Congresses, as pontifical legate to the celebration of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress, which will be held in Quebec, Canada, from June 15-22.
The international congress with the theme, “The Eucharist: Gift of God for the Life of the World,” has been described by the president of the organizing committee as an “opportunity for Catholics of the world to celebrate their faith in the Eucharist and bear witness to the Gospel, living moments of prayer, reflection and brotherhood.”
Cardinal Tomko will also be accompanied by Bishop Pierre-Andre Fournier, auxiliary of Quebec; Msgr. Jean Pelletier, chancellor of the diocesan Curia; Fr. Alain Pouliot, head of human resources for pastoral care; and Msgr. Luca Lorusso, counselor at the apostolic nunciature to Canada.