Francis to Polish leaders: Remember the past, but look to the future

Krakow, Poland, Jul 27, 2016 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After landing in Krakow on Wednesday, Pope Francis told Polish leaders to take a look at their history and use it as an inspiration to take the good and leave the bad behind, including when it comes to modern-day issues such as migration.“Memory is the hallmark of the Polish people,” the Pope told national leaders after his arrival to Krakow July 27.He said he was always impressed by Pope St. John Paul II, a Polish native, … [Read more...]

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The story of Poland’s majestic ‘underground salt cathedral’

Krakow, Poland, Jul 27, 2016 / 03:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Located just southeast of Krakow, the Wieliczka salt mine is famous for many things – most notably its underground chapels, made entirely out of rock salt.In fact, the chapels are so stunning that they have earned the mine a nickname: the ‘underground salt cathedral.’Officially opened in the 13th century, the mine is one of the oldest salt mines still in operation and is composed of numerous chambers chiseled out of … [Read more...]

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French bishops declare Day of Fasting after priest’s murder

Krakow, Poland, Jul 26, 2016 / 03:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by believed Islamic State sympathizers, the French bishops have designated Sunday, July 31, as a Day of Fasting.Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseilles, president of the French Bishops’ Conference, discussed the decision June 26.“What happened in France had happened in other countries before, and actually we see Christians laying down their lives in the interests of their … [Read more...]

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Let the fire of faith enkindle the world, cardinal tells WYD pilgrims

Krakow, Poland, Jul 26, 2016 / 11:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz’s welcome to World Youth Day pilgrims on Tuesday had a stirring reminder: it is up to them to ensure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ reaches the world.“Carry the flame of your faith and ignite with it other flames, so that human hearts will beat to the rhythm of the Heart of Christ, which is ‘a flaming fire of love’,” Cardinal Dziwisz, the Archbishop of Krakow, said in his homily … [Read more...]

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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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