World Youth Day - Krakow 2016

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World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 2013.

Divine Mercy meets World Youth Day this summer in Poland

Mar 22, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Krakow’s role in the Divine Mercy devotion could mean great things for World Youth Day this year, said the city’s... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 3, 2014.

Pope Francis likely to visit Auschwitz during World Youth Day

Jan 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

During his July visit to Poland for World Youth Day, it’s probable that Pope Francis will follow in the steps... Read more

St. Mary's Basilica on Krakow's Main Square.

A tour of Saint John Paul II's Poland

Oct 28, 2015

By Kate Veik

St. John Paul II had just celebrated the closing Mass of his historic trip to his home country of Poland... Read more

Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

What was JPII's secret to inspiring the youth? His mere presence, secretary says

Oct 7, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Ahead of next year’s World Youth Day in Krakow, the long-time secretary for Pope John Paul II explained how the... Read more

Pope Francis is presented with an image of the Divine Mercy by the John Paul II Foundation, April 25, 2015.

Pope Francis explains what World Youth Day has to do with Divine Mercy

Sep 28, 2015

With World Youth Day coming up next year, Pope Francis has a question for young people: “Do you realize how... Read more

Pope Francis with two World Youth Day volunteers looks over St. Peter's Square July 26, 2015.

With a tap on an iPad, Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2016

Jul 26, 2015

Pope Francis has invited the youth of the world on pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016--and on Sunday he became... Read more

World Youth Day pilgims take part in a flashmob dance at the beginning of the closing Mass June 28, 2013.

Considering WYD 2016 in Poland? Here's what one bishop wants you to know

Jul 10, 2015

By Matt Hadro

For those pilgrims thinking about participating in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, Bishop Frank Caggiano has a message:... Read more

Polish pilgrims celebrate after hearing the news that the next World Youth Day will be hosted by Krakow, Poland in 2016.

Official song for World Youth Day 2016 debuted in Krakow

Jan 7, 2015

The official song for World Youth Day Krakow 2016, inspired by the theme “Blessed are the merciful,” was premiered in... Read more