• Wednesday 27th of July 2016: Arrival of Pope Francis at John Paul II International Airport, at 4:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday 27th of July 2016: Welcome Ceremony for Pope Francis at Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, at 5:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday 27th of July 2016: Pope Francis’s meeting with Polish bishops at Wawel Cathedral, at 6:30 p.m.

    The event will be followed by silent prayer at the Tomb of St Stanislaus, where the relics of St John Paul II are also displayed, veneration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel behind the altar and an address by the Pope.

    Thursday 28th July 2016: Arrival at Jasna Gora Monastery in Częstochowa, at 9:45 a.m.

    Celebration of Mass on the occasion of the 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 28th July 2016: WYD Welcome Ceremony, at 5:30 p.m.

    Welcoming ceremony by the young people at Jordan Park in Kraków’s Błonia

  • Friday 29th July 2016: Pope’s visit to Auschwitz, at 9:30 a.m.

  • Friday 29th July 2016: Way of the Cross with youth in Krakow’s Błonia Park, at 6:00 p.m.


    Saturday, 30th July 2016: Pope’s visit to Chapel of St Faustina Kowalska, at 8:30 a.m. 

    Transfer by Popemobile to the Divine Mercy sanctuary and the Pope will pass through the Holy Door of Mercy, Followed by the liturgy of reconciliation with the participation of youth, with the Holy Father hearing the confessions of five young people.

    Saturday, 30th July 2016: Holy Mass in the John Paul II Sanctuary with priests, consecrated persons and seminarians from Poland, at 10:30 a.m.


    Saturday, 30th July 2016: Prayer vigil with youth, at 7:30 p.m.


    Sunday 31st July 2016: Closing Mass at Campus Misericordiae, at 8:45 a.m.

    Pope’s arrival at Campus Misericordiae includes the blessing of two Caritas buildings and a passage among the faithful. Pope Francis will celebrate a Closing Mass, starting at 10:00 a.m., including the sending out of youth as witnesses of Divine Mercy and the announcement of the location and year of the next World Youth Day.
    Source: Vatican’s YouTube Channel