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Australia: 15,000 march for Corpus Christi – ZENIT

Australia: 15,000 march for Corpus Christi – ZENIT

According to Catholic Weekly, Record crowds celebrated Australia's biggest Eucharistic procession since the Covid pandemic. In honor of Corpus Christi, 15,000 Catholics took part in a blessed procession through the streets of Sydney this Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Despite the cold and rainy weather, the procession was a moment of great grace and a powerful witness to the presence of Christ in the midst of the world. The crowd moved through the city behind the body of Christ, carried by a priest, who sang hymns to the Blessed Sacrament.

Participants included people from all over the country and overseas, including Samoa, Vietnam, Lebanon, Portugal, Croatia and the islands of Latin America.

15,000 people attend Corpus Christi in Sydney, Australia © Archdiocese of Sydney

15,000 people attend Corpus Christi in Sydney, Australia © Archdiocese of Sydney

According to Daniel Ang, director of the Sydney Evangelical Center, such a witness of faith is an opportunity not only for believers, but to go out and bring the joy of Christ to all fully: ” Such processions are sour in our deeply disillusioned world “, he hoped.

The Archbishop of Sydney, Mgr Anthony Fischer, gave thanks for the event:Today, my dear people, you recognize God more publicly. Today you spoke very publicly about faith and unity. »

You have proclaimed the redeeming gift of Jesus Christ to our city. “Not by strong arguments, clever rhetoric, or special effects, but by walking with Christ, whom you love.”He announced before recalling that the Australian Catholic Church hopes to hold an International Eucharistic Conference in 2028.