Canada’s WYD pilgrims begin spiritual journey

The World Youth Day pilgrimage begins at the local level. With less than six months before young Canadians leave for Krakow, Poland, this July, youth ministry groups are hard at it preparing their pilgrims for spiritual formation.
  • February 5, 2016

Perform acts of mercy to prep for WYD, says Pope

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis asked the world’s young Catholics to perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy every month in the run-up to World Youth Day next July.
  • October 2, 2015

Road to Krakow: Canada prepares for WYD 2016

Registration is now open for World Youth Day 2016 and Canadian pilgrims are beginning to mobilize. Individuals, groups of friends, parishes and archdioceses are all preparing for their trip to Krakow, Poland, next summer.
  • August 14, 2015

Polish bishop suggests World Youth Day 2016 should be 'open to all'

WARSAW, Poland - The Polish bishop overseeing preparations for World Youth Day 2016 has urged priests to ensure that no young people are excluded because of poverty.
  • August 3, 2015

World Youth Day registration begins; Pope is first person to sign up

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration.
  • July 27, 2015

World Youth Day 2016 in Poland will offer 'Message of Mercy'

WARSAW, Poland - 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.
  • March 27, 2015

Divine Mercy is focus of official logo, prayer of World Youth Day 2016

VATICAN CITY - The official logo and prayer for World Youth Day 2016 were unveiled in the event's host city -- Krakow, Poland -- by the city's archbishop, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.
  • July 4, 2014

Krakow, Poland, to host World Youth 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Krakow, Poland, will be the site of the next World Youth Day, in 2016.
  • July 28, 2013
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    July 26, 2016: The shrine of the Black Madonna was opened to World Youth Day pilgrims so that they could venerate the miraculous image up close. (Photo by Jean Ko Din)

    Follow our reporter Jean Ko Din as she photographs her journey to Krakow, Poland for the 2016 World Youth Day.