WYD Krakow 2016 draft schedule released

(Vatican Radio) A draft of the program of the trip that Pope Francis will make to Poland from July 27 to 31 in the context of the 31st World Youth Day was presented in Krakow on Saturday. According to the provisional schedule, the Pope is to arrive Wednesday, July 27, at Krakow-Balice airport. The first…

Polish leaders hope Pope Francis visits Auschwitz when he comes in 2016

OXFORD, England (CNS) — Although no date has been set, church leaders in Poland hope Pope Francis will visit the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during a July 2016 visit to Poland for World Youth Day. “We hope Pope Francis will come to Auschwitz and deliver a warning to the world by again demonstrating…

World Youth Day 2016 in Poland will offer ‘Message of Mercy’

WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A new airport, improved road and rail links, a fleet of dream buses and “Youth Bible” are among features projected for the Catholic Church’s 14th international celebration of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016. “It’s still 16 months to go, but the planning is well advanced,” said Msgr. Bronislaw…

What might we learn from Pope Francis?

As we saw during World Youth Day, the Holy Father’s compassion and love touches hearts the globe over, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said, calling Catholics to spread the faith with tenderness August 16, 2013, edition By Jordan McMorrough Catholic News Service Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley highlighted the new evangelization in the pontificate of Pope Francis in an Aug. 6…

World Youth Day: Diary

August 2, 2013, edition  July 22: It is good to finally be in Rio. The journey began long before we boarded the plane and it will not end with our leaving. We reached Brazil Monday morning and immediately got on a bus. First, we headed to the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado, a mountain…