Cardinal Justin Rigali, who is in residence in the Diocese of Knoxville, will represent the Catholic Church for the United States at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, in 2020.
The appointment was made by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
As preparation for the Congress, Bishop Richard F. Stika invited parishioners to participate in one hour of eucharistic adoration on June 22, which marked the Vigil of Corpus Christi.
A number of diocesan parishes committed to adoration hours, including St. Therese in Clinton, St. Mary in Oak Ridge, Our Lady of Fatima in Alcoa, the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga, and the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville. Additionally, some parishes around the diocese offer perpetual adoration.