RELIGION
07/28/2013 01:55 pm ET

World Youth Day 2016 To Be In Krakow, Poland; Pope Francis Announces

AP

World Youth Day in Rio has ended; but not without Pope Francis announcing the location of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakòw, Poland.

According to Vatican Radio the Pope made the announcement at the final Mass on Copacabana Beach in front of 3 million pilgrims:

Pope Francis invoked the intercession of the Virgin Mary in preparation for Krakòw, asking 'for the light of the Holy Spirit upon the journey that will lead us to this next stage in our joyful celebration of faith and the love of Christ.'

Poland is the birthplace of the beloved Pope John Paul 2 whose canonization was approved by Pope Francis.

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