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Blessed Klara Louise Szczensa, A Model for WYD2016 Pilgrims

Last edited 1st October 2015

On 27 September 2015 in Krakow, Poland, the host city for World Youth Day 2016, Mother Klara Louise Szczensa was beatified. Blessed Klara was the co-Foundress of Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus with St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar, first Sacred Heart Sister and first Superior General of the Congregation.

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Message of Pope Francis for World Youth Day Krakow 2016!

Last edited 29th September 2015

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7)

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Pope Explains what World Youth Day has to do with Divine Mercy

Last edited 28th September 2015

With World Youth Day coming up next year, Pope Francis has a question for young people: “Do you realize how precious you are to God, who has given you everything out of love?”

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“Pure of Heart” – Genevieve Bryant - Theme Song Announced for ACYF15

Last edited 18th September 2015

‘Where can we see God?’, a simple question that triggered a young song writer to compose the lyrics chosen as the theme song for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) this year.

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80th Anniversary of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Last edited 5th November 2015

Did you know that this year marked the 80th anniversary of the Divine Mercy Chaplet? The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a beautiful devotion based on the visions of Jesus by Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska - one of the Patron Saints for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow.

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Locations for WYD Days in the Diocese Assigned Biblical Names

Last edited 11th September 2015

The Polish dioceses that will be participating in 'Days in the Diocese' in the lead up to World Youth Day next year have been assigned biblical names such as “Peter’s Boat”, “Jordan”, “Mount Moria” and "Kingdom of God" in order to highlight important events from Salvation History. The dioceses have chosen names that not only testify to God’s love, which the Lord has shown throughout the history of Salvation, but also that somehow relate to the history of the particular diocese.

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Australian WYD2016 National Briefing Day - LIVE WEBCAST

Last edited 8th September 2015

To assist with WYD preparations, a series of National Briefing Days have been arranged by the ACBC Office for Youth for WYD2016 Pilgrimage Group Coordinators.

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Electro-Dance Version of the WYD2016 Song Released!

Last edited 3rd September 2015

Yes you read that right... an electro-house dance version of the official World Youth Day 2016 Song "Blessed Are the Merciful" has been released!

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Remembering WYD Czestochowa 1991

Last edited 21st August 2015

Last week marked 24 years since the end of 6th World Youth Day, which was hosted in Poland in the city of Czestochowa. The theme for WYD1991 was taken from St. Paul's letter to Romans: "You received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out 'Abba, Father!'" (Rom 8, 15).

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The Poor Must Not Be Excluded from World Youth Day, says Polish Bishop

Last edited 4th August 2015

The Polish bishop overseeing preparations for World Youth Day 2016 has urged priests to ensure that no young people are excluded because of poverty.

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