This week Paul VI will add 8,000 miles to his record as the most travel-minded Pope of history by flying from Rome to Bombay for Roman Catholicism's 38th Eucharistic Congress. The Pope's four-day visit to India is intended to symbolize his concern for the mission church, and for Catholicism's witness to the non-Christian world.
Eucharistic Congresses have been held periodically since 1881 all over the world to demonstrate the unity of
Catholicism and to worship the "Real Presence" of Christ in the Eucharist, the bread and wine of Communion.
More than 100,000 Catholics, including 14 cardinals and 300 bishops, are expected to...