.- As a part of the activities of the 2004 International Eucharistic Congress, the Archdiocese of Guadalajara will organize a “Eucharistic Expo” with different distributors of religious articles, sacred art and liturgical items, who will display their products to congress participants.
Registered vendors will be assigned stands which the thousands of participants from around the world will be able to visit. The Archdiocese is expecting 15,000 international participants.
On the other hand, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez explained that the delegates from other countries as well as representatives of the parishes of Guadalajara and the rest of Mexico will receive a pass that will allow them to attend the conferences at the Guadalajara congress.
Cardinal Sandoval added that Masses will take place in parishes around the city and that large events, such as the opening and closing Masses and the procession with the Blessed Sacrament will be open to the general public.
Nevertheless, he clarified that “due to the capacity of each place, it will impossible for everyone to be present, but will we try to make sure John Paul II’s motorcade through the streets of Guadalajara will be extensive so that as many as possible will be able to see him.”