Program for World Youth Day in Poland

Scheduled stops include World Youth Day in Krakow, Auschwitz, and Czestochowa during his July 27-31 trip. With link to Message for WYD 2016.

Below is the Vatican released program, detailing Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Poland on the occasion of the XXXI World Youth Day, July 27-31:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

14:00: Departure by plane from Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport to Kraków

16:00: Arrival at the St. John Paul II International Airport of Kraków-Balice

WELCOME CEREMONY in the Military Area of Kraków-Balice International Airport

17:00 MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the courtyard of the Castle of Wawel (Discourse of the Holy Father)

17:40: COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in the Hall of birds of the Wawel

18:30: MEETING WITH POLISH BISHOPS at Krakow Cathedral (Discourse of the Holy Father)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

07:40: Transfer to the Airport of Kraków-Balice

Stop at the Convent of the Sisters of the Presentation

08:30: Helicopter transfer to Częstochowa

09:45: Arrival at the Monastery of Jasna Gora and Prayer at the Chapel of the Black Madonna

10:30: Holy Mass on the occasion of the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland, in the Shrine of Częstochowa

(Homily of the Holy Father)

12:45: Helicopter transfer to the airport of Kraków-Balice

17:30: WELCOMING CEREMONY Greets young people in Jordan Park in Kraków (Discourse of the Holy Father)

Friday, July 29, 2016

08:45: Helicopter transfer to Oswięcim


10:30: VISIT TO THE CAMP OF BIRKENAU (Discourse of the Holy Father)

11:30: Helicopter transfer to the airport of Kraków-Balice

16:30: VISIT to UNIVERSITY PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL (UCH) in Krakow (Discourse of the Holy Father)

18:00: WAY OF THE CROSS with young people in Jordan Park in Kraków (Discourse of the Holy Father)

Saturday, July 30, 2016


09:00: Will Pass Through the Door of Divine Mercy

09:15: Rite of Reconciliation of some young people in the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy

10:30: Holy Mass with priests, religious men and women, seminarians and consecrated persons in the Polish Shrine of St. John Paul II in Krakow (Homily of the Holy Father)

12:45: Lunch with young people in the Archbishopric

19:00: Arrival at Campus Misericordiae and crossing the Holy Door with some young people

19:30 PRAYER VIGIL WITH YOUNG PEOPLE Campus Misericordiae

Sunday, July 31, 2016

10:00: Holy Mass for World Youth Day in Campus Misericordiae

(Homily of the Holy Father, Angelus)

17:00: MEETING WITH WYD VOLUNTEERS and with the Organizing Committee and the Benefactors at Tauron Arena in Kraków (Discourse of the Holy Father)

18:15: FAREWELL CEREMONY at the airport of Kraków-Balice

18:30: Departure by plane to Rome / Ciampino

20:25: Arrival at Rome / Ciampino airport

Time zone

Rome: UTC + 2 hours

Kraków / Częstochowa / Oswięcim: UTC + 2 hours

[Program Published by the Holy See Press Office]