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World Youth Day, Cracow 2016

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, at an event in anticipation of World Youth Day 2016.

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, at an event in anticipation of World Youth Day 2016. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are expected to attend World Youth Day, which takes place 25 - 31 July.

Almost 4,000 Canadian youth going to Krakow for WYD 2016

07/07/2016 09:39

Close to 3,750 young Canadian pilgrims are registered to attend World Youth Day 2016, set to take place in Krakow, Poland, from 25 - 31 July. 

 

Catholics in Poland are awaiting Pope Francis' visit 27-31 July 2016 for the 31st international World Youth Day

Catholics in Poland are awaiting Pope Francis' visit 27-31 July 2016 for the 31st international World Youth Day

Programme of Pope Francis’ visit to Poland for WYD

09/06/2016 16:56

The Vatican on Thursday released the programme for Pope Francis’ 27-31 July visit to Poland for the 31st World Youth Day celebrations. The Pope's schedule includes a visit to the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and to the shrines of Our Lady of Czestochowa and of Divine Mercy.

 

Cardinal Dziwisz pictured presenting the official WYD logo

Cardinal Dziwisz pictured presenting the official WYD logo

Card Dziwisz: Mercy at the heart of WYD in Krakow

07/06/2016 11:06

The countdown is well and truly on to the start of World Youth Day in Krakow which will take place with Pope Francis from the 26th to the 31st of July. Speaking about the event, the Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow, Stanislaw Dziwisz said the theme of mercy will be at the heart of the celebrations.

Pilgrims' sector in village Brzegi, Poland, 15 January 2016, where Pope Francis will meet with young people during last two days of WYD

Presentation of pilgrims' sector in village Brzegi, Poland, 15 January 2016, where Pope Francis will meet with young people during last two days of World Youth Days 2016.

WYD symbols to arrive in Krakow

19/05/2016 12:35

The World Youth Day symbols, the Holy Year Cross and the copy of an icon of Our Lady Salus Populi Romani are due arrive May 20th in the Archdiocese of Krakow.

 

Pope Francis received in audience the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Beata Szydło 13 May 2016

Pope Francis received in audience the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Beata Szydło 13 May 2016

Pope Francis receives Prime Minister of Poland

13/05/2016 14:51

Pope Francis received in audience the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Beata Szydło. The Vatican Press Office said the two discussed the Pope's upcoming visit to Poland for World Youth Day, the conflict in Syria and the humanitarian situation in the Mideast and Ukraine.

 

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he leaves Saint Peter's Square following the Mass for Palm Sunday

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he leaves Saint Peter's Square following the Mass for Palm Sunday.

Pope marks World Youth Day in Angelus address

20/03/2016 12:12

At the conclusion of the Solemn Mass for Palm Sunday, Pope Francis led the faithful in the recitation of the Angelus. During his address ahead of the Marian prayer, Pope Francis noted that Sunday is the 31st World Youth Day.

 

A view of the Synagogue of Rome

A view of the Synagogue of Rome. On Wednesday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Vatican Radio hosted a presentation of a book sharing the memories of a Holocaust survivor.

Possible papal visit to Auschwitz

28/01/2016 15:11

During a book presentation on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the head of the Holy See Press Office, Fr Federico Lombardi spoke about the possibility of a papal visit to Auschwitz.