The week-long 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) ended in Cebu, Philippines on January 31st, 2016. There were delegates from over 70 countries; the best Catholic speakers from around the world; a video message from Pope Francis; 5,000 children received their First Communion; and two huge open-air Masses.
But the most amazing part of it all might have been the massive, stunningly beautiful Eucharistic procession. According to Vatican Radio, 2 million people participated, and the procession stretched 5 km!
[See also: Dracula vs. the Catholic Eucharist]
Here’s a photo that gives you an idea of the scale of the event:
Isn’t that incredible?
Here are some more photos:
There’s also this great video of the event with lots of different perspectives:
We recommend watching the full video (just 6 min!), but here are a few great screenshots:
Praise the Lord! Don’t you wish you could’ve been there?
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