Pope Francis goes to Krakow tomorrow – here’s what to watch for

Krakow, Poland, Jul 26, 2016 / 11:05 am (CNA).- Many special moments are anticipated during Pope Francis' visit to Poland this week for World Youth Day, especially considering his visit to Auschwitz and his meeting with 10 Holocaust survivors.However one thing that could easily slip through the cracks in the lead-up, but will likely be a major part of what shapes the trip, are his evening dialogues with youth from the balcony of the Bishop’s Palace.Every night when he comes back to … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Dziwisz talks Krakow, Saint John Paul II

Krakow, Poland, Jul 26, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As World Youth Day approaches, the Archbishop of Krakow recently spoke with EWTN Deutschland about the “city of saints” hosting the gathering, and about its most famous son – St. John Paul II.“You ask me where I have seen [John Paul II's] holiness. Well, we know that he was a very talented man – a writer, a poet, a speaker, an actor; but most of all, a great pray-er,” Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz … [Read more...]

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For youth in Krakow, seeing Pope Francis will be ‘out of this world’

Krakow, Poland, Jul 25, 2016 / 02:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As thousands of youth are setting foot in Krakow for World Youth Day, many voiced their excitement not only to meet peers who share the same faith, but above all to see Pope Francis in person.For Ernest, a young pilgrim traveling from Zimbabwe, “that feeling is going to be out of this world. It’s going to be out of this world.”In July 25 comments to CNA, Ernest said that he’s always seen the Pope on TV, but … [Read more...]

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Munich archbishop, Benedict XVI grieve deadly shooting

Munich, Germany, Jul 23, 2016 / 08:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and condemned acts of violence which “poison” society with fear."This horrific crime deeply affects me and fills me with profound grief," Cardinal Reinhard Marx is quoted as saying in a July 23 statement by the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising."My prayers are with the victims and … [Read more...]

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Munich archbishop expresses ‘profound grief’ over deadly shooting

Munich, Germany, Jul 23, 2016 / 08:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and condemned acts of violence which “poison” society with fear."This horrific crime deeply affects me and fills me with profound grief", Cardinal Reinhard Marx is quoted as saying in a July 23 statement by the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising."My prayers are with the victims and their … [Read more...]

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This priest encourages drivers to ‘be merciful on the road’

Madrid, Spain, Jul 22, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As more drivers hit the roads in the U.S. and Europe for summer road trips, a priest in Spain is ramping up his 'highway ministry' to promote safety and to care for those who spend much of their lives on four wheels.Father José Aumenté  is the head of the Spanish bishops' highway ministry, which began after a priest was aided by a trucker on Christmas night in 1962.“A priest had to go from one town … [Read more...]

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The powerful witness of Iraqi young people at World Youth Day

Rome, Italy, Jul 21, 2016 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Among the swarms of pilgrims registered for World Youth Day in Poland next week is a large group of Iraqi youth, who aim to witness to the joy of their faith despite ongoing violent persecution.“I want everyone to see a witness of faith, of suffering faith, and the faith of our group,” Fr. Rayan Atto told CNA July 19.He said they don't need “anything special” from the other pilgrims they'll meet in Krakow, … [Read more...]

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