The exact dates for World Youth Day 2016 have been announced. Here is the tentative schedule:
Monday, July 25 – arrival and accommodation in Krakow
Tuesday, July 26 – official opening of the 31st WYD presided by the Metropolitan of Krakow,
Wednesday, July 27 – catechesis for participants, meetings in language groups,
Thursday, July 28 – catechesis continued, arrival of Pope Francis and his welcoming,
Friday, July 29 – catechesis continued, Stations of the Cross
Saturday, July 30 – evening vigil with the Holy Father,
Sunday, July 31 – central event – Eucharist with Pope Francis concluding WYD. A host for next WYD will be announced.
“Days in the Diocese” will precede these events. More information will be forthcoming.
And for young people who might be visiting Rome on a Friday, be sure to gather with those from San Lorenzo Centre for prayer with the World Youth Day Cross in Saint Peter’s Square.