In Nepal too, despite internal tensions between the army and Maoist guerrillas, Catholics have come together to celebrate the Year of the Eucharist.
A P.I.M.E. missionary in this Muslim country tells of the difficulties and the efforts of the local Church to enhance appreciation for the Eucharist. Here, Sunday is a workday; the communities scattered in the tribal areas are not able to celebrate mass and prayer sessions are entrusted to laypeople. Beyond these difficulties, Christ's gratuitous sacrifice for man continues to give life to the Church's mission.
On the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Benedict XVI emphasizes the core of the Christian message, that God is love. There is a greeting too for the Eucharistic Congress of the Italian Church which started last night in Bari.
A missioner describes how he announces the Eucharist in a Buddhist world.
The Eucharist, sign of the real presence of Jesus, wins over "dark shadows of blood" cast by terrorism and laicism, enemy of humanity