Krakow, Poland, Jan 7, 2015 / 11:28 am
The official song for World Youth Day Krakow 2016, inspired by the theme "Blessed are the merciful," was premiered in the Polish capital on Tuesday.
The official debuting of the song took place at the conclusion of the traditional procession of the Magi to mark the Solemnity of the Epiphany.
According to the WYD 2016 website, the song was composed by Jakub Blycharz, "a lawyer by education, a musician by passion." He is the author of other liturgical compositions, including Dobry jest Pan (Good is the Lord), Bonum est praestolari (It is Good to Wait), Uczta Baranka (The Feast of the Lamb), ?wi?ta Dziewico (Oh, Holy Virgin), Amen, Godzien (Worthy) and Nie umr? (I Will Not Die).
Scheduled July 25 – Aug. 1, 2016, the upcoming World Youth Day is expected to attract swarms of pilgrims from around the globe.