(ANS - Krakow) - On July 27, Pope Francis will land in Krakow for World Youth Day (WYD) 2016. The great event will actually begin a day earlier, on July 26, in the Błonia Park in Kraków, with Mass presided over by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow.

(ANS - Krakow) – The young people who participate in the World Youth Day (WYD) 2016 in Krakow will stay in different places: schools, hostels, tents, etc. Some will be hosted by Polish families like that of Mr Kwiatek, well-known tour operator.

(ANS - Krakow) – We are approaching the most important event for Youth Ministry in the jubilee year of mercy - World Youth Day in Krakow. This is a huge ecclesial and social event of special importance for a movement like that of the Salesian Family dedicated to service of young people. Here is some practical information to prepare for World Youth Day with the Salesian Family.

(ANS - Krakow) - The Devotion of Divine Mercy received a major boost with the beatification and canonization of Sister Faustina and thanks to the pilgrimages of John Paul II to the Lagiewniki Shrine in 1997 and 2002. This was followed by the extension and construction of the new Church or Basilica, consecrated by the Polish Pope in 2002. "At the consecration John Paul II expressed a desire that the message of Divine Mercy from Lagiewniki would spread worldwide, and that is exactly what happened,” says Monsignor Jan Zając, who has been custodian of the shrine for many years.

(ANS - Krakow) - St Faustina Kowalska and St John Paul II will guide young people on their way to World Youth Day 2016. The Year of Mercy and World Youth Day mean that more and more pilgrims are coming to the Shrine at Lagiewniki.

(ANS - Krakow) - The hoped-for result of World Youth Day 2016 is that young people carry the flame of the merciful love of Christ in their daily life. Bishop Damian Muskus, OFM, Auxiliary Bishop of Cracow and General Coordinator of the Organizing Committee of World Youth Day 2016, speaks to Grażyna Starzak in the second part of his interview.

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