Is Christ present in
the Holy Eucharist merely as a sign or figure?
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No. According to the
Council of Trent...
present in the Eucharist not merely in sign or in figure but in truth and in
"If any one
denieth that in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist are contained truly,
really, and substantially, the Body and Blood together with the soul and
divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ; but saith
that He is only therein as a sign, or in a figure, or virtue; let him be
The Christ's true
presence in the Blessed Sacrament is called the
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