Posted on 11:53pm on July 19th 2015
WYD2016 Blog 1 - How do you Pronounce Krakow?

How do you pronounce Krakow, The World Youth Day 2016 host city? This video will help you get your pronunciation just right. Watch the video here.
Posted on 12:52am on July 17th 2015
WYD Office Shares the Story of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

The World Youth Day 2016 team in Krakow, Poland, has released a video on the life and legacy of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, an inspirational young Saint who will inspire pilgrims as they prepare for World Youth Day next year. Watch the video here!
Posted on 11:19pm on July 15th 2015
WYD16 Krakow - Australia's Familiarisation Pilgrimage Highlights

In June 2015, youth coordinators and teachers representing different states and territories in Australia travelled on a Familiarisation Pilgrimage hosted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference – Office for Youth to prepare for WYD2016 in Krakow. filmed the familiarisation pilgrimage, operated by COSMOS and will be sharing short YouTube videos in the lead up to World Youth Day 2016. Watch the video of the famil highlights here.
Posted on 12:11am on July 8th 2015
Archbishop Fisher reflects on Blessed Frassati & WYD Sydney

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP was the coordinator of World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia (he was a Bishop at the time). In this interview with the World Youth Day office in Krakow, Archbishop Anthony reflects on why the body of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was brought to Australia for veneration by WYD pilgrims.
Posted on 1:14am on July 3rd 2015
World Youth Day's #B>H Project - To BE is More Than To HAVE

The #B>H Project, which stands for "to BE is more than to HAVE," is a proposed spiritual program released by the official World Youth Day office in Krakow, to help pilgrims prepare for WYD2016 next year. Visit this article to find out how you can take part in the program.
Posted on 12:50am on July 2nd 2015
Discover Krakow, Host City for WYD2016

The official World Youth Day 2016 website has released a very cool interactive feature to help to explore some of the exciting sites that pilgrims can visit during their pilgrimage to Krakow! Click here for more.
Posted on 2:19am on June 25th 2015
Get to Know a Polish Martyr - Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko

Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko would not deny his faith under the communist regime in Poland despite threats of torture and punishment. Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko, pray for us and pray for our pilgrimage to your homeland for World Youth Day 2016! Click here for more.
Posted on 1:33am on June 24th 2015
Countdown to WYD2016 Krakow: 400 Days to Go!

This week the World Youth Day office in Krakow celebrated 400 days to go until World Youth Day 2016 begins in the homeland of Saint John Paul II! Now is the time to start saving and preparing for what will be the journey of a lifetime! Are you getting excited? Make sure you continue to follow the official WYD2016 social media accounts for the latest news and updates direct from Krakow.
Posted on 4:35am on June 19th 2015
A World Youth Day Gathering with Pope Francis in Turin

Representatives of the World Youth Day Krakow 2016 Organization Committee and youth from the Archdiocese of Krakow will be attending Pope Francis’s visit to Turin (Italy) on July 20th and July 21st in preparation for WYD2016! Find out more in this article.
Posted on 1:18am on June 16th 2015
ICE2016: Your Chance to Participate in a New WYD Event

In addition to Days of Diocese, a separate evangelical programme has been designed to run a week before WYD 2016 proper in the city of Krakow itself called ICE2016. This 1 week programme is open to groups from all over the world. Click here to find out how you can participate.
Posted on 6:57am on June 9th 2015
Interview with Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP in Krakow!

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP spoke to in Krakow, Poland, about his meeting with Cardinal Dziwisz where he was presented with a relic of Pope John Paul II. In this video, Archbishop Anthony invites all of us to join him in Krakow next year for World Youth Day 2016!
Posted on 10:42pm on June 8th 2015
Relic of Saint John Paul ll to Come to Australia

Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz met with Sydney's Archbishop Anthony Fisher in Kraków on Tuesday 9th of June to discuss World Youth Day 2016. At the conclusion of the meeting Archbishop Anthony Fisher was presented with a relic of Saint Pope John Paul II. The relic is a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood.
Posted on 12:52am on June 5th 2015
Corpus Christi Celebrations in World Youth Day's Host City

The city of Krakow, which will host World Youth Day next year, held its annual Corpus Christi celebration through the city streets on Thursday 4 June 2015. This year, the World Youth Day 2016 pilgrim coordinators from Australia were lucky enough to witness the procession in Krakow! Take a look here.
Posted on 11:57pm on June 2nd 2015
The Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Queen of Poland

Black Madonna of Czestochowa will play an important part in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, and will be a source of many graces for pilgrims. Let us turn to the Black Madonna and ask for her help as we prepare for WYD2016 - may she give each the fire and determination to make it to World Youth Day, and an openness to receive the graces from the pilgrimage. Pray for us.
Posted on 2:32am on May 28th 2015
Australian Pilgrims: Find Your Diocese Pilgrimage Options

Attention Australian pilgrims - click here to find out about the different pilgrimage options that your local Diocese will be running for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow! There are also several communities and movements who will be running pilgrimages to WYD2016.
Posted on 10:23pm on May 26th 2015
Engaging with WYD Krakow on Social Media

How useful is social media in your preparation for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow? Where can we go and what can we do to find more information about World Youth Day? Why does the WYD team use social media so much? Michal Koza, coordinator of WYD’s social media channels, answers all your social media questions in this article!
Posted on 4:52am on May 20th 2015
Four Pilgrimage Options for Sydney's WYD2016 Pilgrims

On Tuesday 19 May 2015 the Archdiocese of Sydney launched it's official pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow! Catholic Youth Services, the Archdiocese of Sydney youth office, will be offering four different and exciting pre WYD pilgrimage options leading to WYD in Krakow. Here is a summary of the four pilgrimage options.
Posted on 9:28pm on May 19th 2015
"Catechesis on Mercy" by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP - Sydney WYD2016 Launch

Archbishop Anthony's inspiring Catechesis on Mercy from last night's WYD2016‬ launch in Sydney is already available to watch on YouTube. This video was recorded by, with thanks to Catholic Youth Services for hosting such a great event... bring on World Youth Day in Krakow! ‪#‎GetExcited‬ ‪#‎BeMerciful‬
Posted on 1:47am on May 15th 2015
Reflections from the American WYD Delegation Visit to Krakow

“In the midst of the preparations for World Youth Day, this September, the Holy Father will be visiting the United States… We hope that, in some way, our farewell to the Holy Father when he leaves us in September will just be an “arrivederci,” which would mean: ‘See you again in Krakow,’ as our young people will be the first who will see him a second time. This is very exciting for us.” This was said during a visit to Krakow by a member of the United States delegation for World Youth Day. Click here for a reflection following the American delegation visit to Krakow in preparation for World Youth Day 2016.
Posted on 5:52am on May 11th 2015
What Does Pure in Heart Mean? A Youth Resource

"Blessed are the pure in heart" is the theme for World Youth Dat 2015, which was celebrated on Palm Sunday this year at a local level. Click here for a video resource featuring young people from the Archdiocese of Melbourne, who unpack what it means to be "pure in heart". What a great resource for your World Youth Day preparations!

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