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International Eucharistic Congress

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Catholic Church's International Eucharistic Congress in Ireland this summer (June). This is the second time such an International Congress has taken place in Ireland in 80 years. I don't remember the first one in 1932 - but I was often reminded of it by my mother who could not attend it because I had just been born on the 1st of that June! That Congress took place mainly in the large Phoenix Park in Dublin. More than a million people attended the final Mass. 82,000 are expected for the final Mass in Croke Park this year.
A general idea of the events of the 1932 Congress can be seen in this early video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKR7olqpL80&feature=player_embedded

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