World Youth Day 2016-Pope Francis arrives

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World Youth Day 2016 really took off today with the arrival of Pope Francis into Krakow.

I spent the morning at the Laudato Si’ Eco-Village meeting young people from many countries and continents and explaining to them the message of Pope Francis in his Encyclical letter on the Environment in general and on animals in particular and I was delighted how many young people were genuinely interested in the subJect of Animal welfare and who took away copies of the ARK to read.

It was then hot footed back into Krakow centre by tram to await the arrival of the Pope. The city was packed with young people trying to get a glimpse of the Pope and the atmosphere and celebratory mood was fantastically uplifting-Pope Francis has regenerated and reinvigorated the church and these tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in one place are testimony to that fact.

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