visit of Pope Francis to
The Holy Father Francis'
five-day-long visit to Krakow is in connection with the World Youth Day
the city for July 26th through July 31st, 2016.
Pope Francis will arrive to
Krakow in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 27th and will
leave for Rome on Sunday, July 31st. In addition to Krakow,
he will visit a couple of other places in Poland, namely the
monastery and Oswiecim (Auschwitz).
of Pope Francis' visit to Krakow.
Please note that the following
program may be liable to changes.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016.
- Afternoon. Holy Father Francis
arrives at the John Paul II Airport in Balice.
- Pope Francis meets the
president of Poland, a delegation of the Polish government,
Polish bishops, the diplomatic corps, and other officials at
the Wawel Royal Castle and
the Krakow Cathedral.
Thursday, July 28th, 2016.
- Morning. Holy Father Francis
visits one of Krakow's convents.
- Before noon. Pope Francis leaves
for Czestochowa to visit the sanctuary of Jasna Gora and the
Pauline monastery. His Holiness prays before the image of
the Our Lady of Czestochowa and participated in the open-air
Holy Mass commemorating the 1050th anniversary of the
christening of Poland.
- 5.30 p.m. Pope Francis welcomes
young pilgrims who arrived for the World Youth Day in
Friday, July 29th, 2016.
- Morning. Pope Francis leaves for
Oswiecim to visit the German nazi death camp of
- 5.30 p.m. Holy Father Francis
presides over the Way of the Cross on the
Saturday, July 30th, 2016.
- Morning. His Holiness visits
of Divine Mercy and celebrates the Holy Mass for
- Holy Father visits the
John Paul Sanctuary where he hears confessions (in
Italian) of five Catholics from five continents.
- Pope Francis has a dinner in
the Palace of Krakow Archbishops together with the
representatives of young pilgrims from various parts of the
- 7.30 pm. His Holiness presides
over the open-air vigil of prayers on the common in Brzegi.
Sunday, July 31st, 2016.
- Holy Father Francis celebrates
an open-air Holy Mass on the common in Brzegi.
- His Holiness meets volunteers
working for the 2016 World Youth Day. Venue: the
- 6 p.m. Pope Francis leaves for
Rome from the