His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, will be the Holy Father’s Legate to the Congress. More than 21,000 people are registered for the full-week program, and over 65,000 for the closing Mass on June 17. Pope Benedict XVI will address the closing Mass by means of a live broadcast from
In addition to their participation in the CEI general program, the Canadian pilgrims are invited to participate in several special events These include a Mass in French presided by Archbishop Lacroix, and a Mass in English presided by Archbishop LeGatt. Both of these celebrations will be on June 11 at 9:30 am. On June 14, all the Canadian pilgrims are invited to a special gathering from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.
The major IEC events can be followed in English and in French on the Canadian Catholic television channel Salt + Light TV. Its coverage will include the catecheses, testimonies, the opening celebration and Mass on June 10, and the closing Mass on June 17. The Quebec City Catholic television channel ECDQ.TV will also broadcast online some of the catecheses and celebrations. The IEC Organizing Committee is providing pilgrims to the Congress with a free mobile application for iPhone and iPad.