(ANS – Cracow) - Thursday, July 28th, was a special day for all the pilgrims of WYD. In Blonia of Cracow there was the welcome ceremony of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, with the participants in the WYD. Before that, the Pope celebrated the Holy Mass in the Sanctuary of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa. At the same time, in the Salesian theologate of Losiowka, the Rector Major presided over the Eucharist, which was mostly attended by the members of SYM/MGS Italy.
(ANS – Havana) – About 1500 young people echoed the celebration of WYD in Cracow. The idea was born from the previous ones done in Santa Clara and Placetas, in 2011 and 2013 respectively. The Holy Father sent a profound message, one full of vitality and full of reasons for the young people participating in this great event: “stir the waters”.
(ANS - Krakow) - The second part of the SYM Forum was celebrated in a joyful festive atmosphere. After lunch the EXPO Fair in Krakow began to fill with about six thousand young people from 55 countries.
(ANS - Krakow) - The Festival of the Salesian Youth Movement began on 27 July. It is part of the cycle of events that accompany World Youth Day 2016. Young people from around the world have conquered the city, and the young people of the Salesian Youth Movement have filled the EXPO Fair in Krakow.
(ANS - Krakow) - "You speak many languages. But from now on between us we will all use the language of the Gospel, the language of love, the language of fraternity, solidarity and peace."
(ANS - Krakow) – All day on 25 July, registration continued for pilgrims arriving in Krakow for the festival of young people. The main events of World Youth Day 2016 begin after the days spent in the dioceses. The young people of the SYM have also come to Krakow in large numbers. The young people of the SYM can be recognized by the joy, the applause, and the smiles on their faces!