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Website for WYD2016

August 02, 2013 - The dust has hardly settled after the Catholic Church’s triumphant international celebration of World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and preparations for the next such celebration in 2016 is already underway in Krakow, Poland, with a website already in place. Pope Francis who joined the world’s young people at the 28th WYD in Rio, July 22-28, announced on the final day that the next WYD would be held in 2016 in the land of Pope John Paul who began the tradition. The website at www.kracow2016.com in Polish, Italian, English, French, German and Spanish, has sections dedicated to the history of WYD and Pope John Paul II, who lived his youth in Krakow. It has information on Krakow Archdiocese which is headed by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the personal secretary of Pope John Paul. A video message by Cardinal Dziwisz is welcomes the world’s young people to the city and draws attention to the inspiring figure of the late Pope, who is to be declared a saint soon. Poland will be hosting the World Youth Day the second time, after that of 1991 in Częstochowa.


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