by solemn Masses in all the parish churches in the city. During the first half of the week there will be meetings of various international Catholic organisations, openair religious plays, pageants, and religious concerts.
There will also be several large exhibitions, including "Bavarian Piety-1,500 years of Bavarian history". This will show the spiritual and cultural riches of Bavaria in the spheres of literature, art, science, and folk-lore.
I N the middle of the week 2the Papal Legate to the Congress will be solemnly received. During the second In the evenings, Pontifical Masses, Benediction, demonstrations and meetings will be held, while on Saturday night a great torchlight procession will take place.
On Sunday, August 7, the closing day of the Congress. there will be solemn Mass at 11 a.m. with transmission of
the Pope's address to thengress, followed in the Co afternoon at about 3 p.m. by the solemn closing service and procession.
THE site of the Congress isn the There.siewiese in the centre of the city, a large open place which can accommodate more than 1,000.000 people. It will be decorated for the occasion by Munich artists, and along one side a display of contemporary religious sculpture has been planned. Adjoining the Theresienwiese will be the exhibition grounds with numerous halls for meetings and discussions.
The last International Eucharistic Congress was held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July, 1955. One of its most memorable features was the "Calvary procession" at night to commemorate and intercede for the Church of Silence, then undergoing a persecution perhaps even more bitter than that which it endures today.
Next year, too, it is unlikely that the Church Of Silence will be forgotten. Already invitations sent out by Cardinal Wendel, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, to bishops behind the Iron Curtain have been returned to Munich marked "undeliverable".