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International Eucharistic Congress 1928

Gathering of Catholic clergy, religious figures and laity who took part in a series of devotional ceremonies held for the first time in the southern hemisphere.

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Date of event
02 Sep 1928 - 09 Sep 1928

International Eucharistic Congress 1928


A huge celebration of international Catholicism, the International Eucharistic Congress was held in Sydney in 1928, coinciding with the consecration of the newly finished St Mary's Cathedral. Despite Protestant disquiet and fears of sectarian conflict, the Congress was a peaceful success, with large crowds attending its public events.