Krakow, Poland, Mar 22, 2016 / 02:08 am
Krakow's role in the Divine Mercy devotion could mean great things for World Youth Day this year, said the city's archbishop, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.
"Krakow is the center of the devotion to the Merciful Jesus, and the same Jesus said that from here a fire will go out to prepare the whole world for the meeting with Jesus," the cardinal told CNA March 18.
"I think it important to take up this fire and give it to the whole world," said the cardinal, who served as St. John Paul II's personal secretary for decades.
World Youth Day will take place in Krakow July 26-31. The event draws hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world.