QUEBEC CITY EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS More than 150,000 Catholics gather at a Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City, Canada. The five-day event is ended with a pontifical mass at an outdoor altar on the historic Plains of Abraham.
MODERN TRAVELERS RECEIVE BLESSING In a rather unusual religious ceremony 5,000 motorists and cyclists are blessed by priests of St. Christopher's Shrine Church in Baldwin, N.Y. The ritual blessing re-enacts ancient rites of the patron saint of travelers with an updated twist.
8TH EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS IN NEW ORLEANS Chicago's Archbishop George William Cardinal Mundelein arrives to preside over the 8th Eucharistic Congress in New Orleans. More than 100,000 pilgrims from around the world attend.
ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK HAYES The nation mourns the passing of His Eminence Patrick Cardinal Hayes, the Archbishop of New York and Cardinal Priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He is remembered with an excerpt from a speech he gave in support of children and the future.
DANCING PROCESSION OF ECHTERNACH In a unique ceremony dating back to the Black Plague men, women and children dance through the streets of Echternach, Luxembourg to the tomb of St. Willibrord whom the ritual honors.
ARCHBISHOP LEADS EASTER BLESSING The Greek Catholic Church celebrates Easter in Astoria, New York. More than 5,000 people line two blocks of 30th Drive as Archbishop Athenagoras blesses the congregation.
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