Rome, Italy, May 17, 2016 / 12:39 pm
With millions of youth set to arrive in Krakow for World Youth Day in just a few weeks, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz said that "there is no danger" and urged those still on the fence to not miss the opportunity out of fear.
"Come to Krakow, we're waiting for you, don't be afraid!" the cardinal said in a May 30 message to young people around the world. "I say clearly to the youth: do not be afraid."
Cardinal Dziwisz, who served as St. John Paul II's personal secretary for 12 years in Krakow as well as throughout the entirety of his 27-year pontificate, is the current Archbishop of Krakow and is heading the majority of preparations for the July 26-31 World Youth Day (WYD) gathering, which his diocese is hosting.
He spoke to a delegation of journalists and communications experts gathered in Krakow to help prep for the encounter.