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# Spiritual Olympics

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# Overdue
Library waives €4,160 fine after return of 'lost' 1932 Eucharistic Congress book
A book of photographs from the last Eucharistic Congress in Dublin is returned to Navan Library – almost 80 years overdue.
# Alpha Course
Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'
‘Alpha’ – described as a “parish tool for evangelisation” – will offer pilgrims and the public a chance to explore basic questions.
# Not coming
Pope Benedict will not attend Eucharistic Congress in Dublin
The news was confirmed as the Pope appointed a Cardinal as his personal Legate to the event in June.
# Flashback
It's coming this summer - but what was the Eucharistic Congress like in 1932?
More than one million people attended the final mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park when it took place in 1932. This video shows what it was like.
# IEC 2012
No update on whether Pope will visit Ireland for Congress
The secretary-general of the International Eucharistic Congress says the Pope was enthusiastic about the event, but that there is no indication about whether he’ll attend in person.
# IEC 2012
Pope Benedict ‘vigorously rings bell’ to promote Eucharistic Congress
The pontiff promotes the International Eucharistic Congress by ringing a bell presented by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
# Spiritual Olympics
The Eucharistic Congress: what we know so far
Ireland is hosting the 50th annual event for the first time since 1932. So, what will go down?
# Spiritual Olympics
80,000 expected to attend closing Eucharistic Congress ceremony in Croke Park
It’s the first time the event has been held in Ireland since 1932.