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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Maria Chavez and her son Giancarlo Castrillon, 9, along with her mother Rosa Chavez (obscured on left ) knelt as the Holy Cross passes by at the front of the procession . The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Isabella Ferrante, 7, wearing in her first communion dress, waits with other First Communicants prior to the procession uptown Saturday. The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Seven-year-olds Ignatius Campbell and William Nordmark share the load carrying a cross along the procession route Saturday. The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Maria Torres cuddles with 11-month-old Isaac Adrien in the cool shade along Tryon Street Saturday near the beginning of the Catholic procession. The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Incense wafted through the air preceding the Holy Cross during the Catholic procession Saturday morning. The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Mercy Kakhu, a parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensboro, NC clapped and sang along the procession route. The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress began with a procession in uptown Charlotte where Catholics from across the region prayed, sang hymns and displayed their faith to the world. The Charlotte diocese expects about 11,000 Catholics for the congress, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday with the procession led by Bishop Peter Jugis.
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