IN THE KNOW: Why Cebu?
Resigned Pope Benedict XVI chose Cebu as the venue of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), announcing his pick during the Mass at the closing of the 50th IEC in Dublin, Ireland, in 2012.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines had expressed intent to host the 51st IEC in the Philippines, which would be a fitting prelude to preparations for the celebration in 2021 of 500 years of Christianity in the country.
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