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‘Take me to World Youth Day’ Sweepstakes Begins on Divine Mercy Sunday

Last edited 10th April 2015

FORT WAYNE — During the summer of 2016, pilgrims from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will be traveling to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland, the home of St. John Paul II. The theme for WYD — “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” from Matthew’s Gospel.


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Sydney to Launch Pilgrimage to WYD2016 Krakow

Last edited 27th April 2015

The time has arrived for the official launch of the 2016 Krakow World Youth Day for the Archdiocese of Sydney. Join Catholic Youth Services as they welcome Sydney's new Archbishop Anthony Fisher and launch the “Road to Krakow” WYD pilgrimages!


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WYD2016: What is the Message of Divine Mercy?

Last edited 8th April 2015

The Message of Divine Mercy will play a big part in the pilgrimage towards World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow. It is a message from God full of great love for the people of today’s world, written down by St. Faustina in her Diary.


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New Look WYD2016 Krakow Website Launched

Last edited 2nd April 2015

The World Youth Day Office in Krakow has released a new-look website for pilgrims planning to attend WYD2016 in July next year!


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Australia's Pilgrimage to WYD2016 Krakow - Promo Video

Last edited 30th March 2015

Dear young friends in this generation the Lord is counting on you! Are you ready to say yes? Pope Francis is calling the young people of the world to gather in Krakow, the place where St John Paul II called home. Will you answer the call?


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Pope Invites Young People to WYD2016 during Angelus Address

Last edited 29th March 2015

Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address following the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square on 29 March 2015:


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

Last edited 29th March 2015

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.


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Blessed are the Merciful - Unofficial English Translation (Australian) of the WYD2016 Song

Last edited 1st April 2015

In Krakow, on the 6th of January (the feast of the Epiphany) the first performance of the official hymn of the World Youth Day Krakow 2016 was released. The hymn is titled “Blessed the merciful” – inspired by the theme of the WYD Krakow 2016 announced by the Holy Father, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” (Mt, 5,7)


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Palm Sunday - World Youth Day 2015 - LIVE on

Last edited 26th March 2015

Did you know that World Youth Day, takes place at a local level on Palm Sunday every year? So on this coming Palm Sunday, the youth of the world will celebrate World Youth Day 2015!


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Broken Bay Youth Singing Strong

Last edited 23rd March 2015

When the voices and prayers ring out in Kraków, Poland for World Youth Day 2016, one group of young adults from Broken Bay will be singing strong….knowing that Australians throughout the celebrations are singing their version of the WYD2016 theme song.

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