Pope will not go to Mexico, but will close International Eucharistic Congress via satellite

.- The  Vatican Press office announced on Saturday that Pope John II will not go to Mexico to participate at the International Eucharistic Congress, but he will participate via satellite.

The Pontiff appointed Cardinal Jozef Tomko, President of the Pontifical Committee for the Eucharistic Congresses, as his representatives to the celebrations of the 48th International Eucharistic Congress which will take place October 10-17 in  Guadalajara, Mexico.

The official announcement also said that the Holy Father will follow the closing ceremony from the Vatican via satellite and at the end he will address the celebrants and participants at the event.

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