Next World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland in 2016

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Pope Francis announced that the next World Youth Day, the Catholic youth fest, will be held in the Polish city of Krakow in 2016

Pope Francis in a file photo by AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Pope Francis announced on Sunday, July 28, that the next World Youth Day, the Catholic youth fest, will be held in the Polish city of Krakow in 2016.

“Dear young friends, we have an appointment for the next World Youth Day in 2016 in Krakow, Poland,” he said at the end of a mass attended by three million pilgrims on Rio’s Copacabana beach.

In a statement posted at the Vatican Radio website, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Krakow, welcomed Pope Francis’ decision to hold the 2016 celebration in his city.

Dziwisz said that Poland is happy with the decision, especially that 2016 “will mark the 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland.” – with reports from Agence France-Presse, Rappler.com

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