Polish president says Pope to visit Auschwitz during visit to Poland

Polish president says Pope to visit Auschwitz during visit to Poland

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The President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, who met privately with Pope Benedict XVI last Thursday, said the Pope would visit the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during his trip to Poland in May.

Although the Holy See has not officially announced the dates of the trip, Kaczynski confirmed that Benedict XVI would visit the homeland of his predecessor May 25-28.

The Polish president also revealed that after visiting Auschwitz, the Pope will visit Wadowice, where John Paul II was born, and Krakow, where he was archbishop.

Kaczynski added the Pope Benedict may also visit the Marian shrine of Czestochowa.

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