WATERTOWN, MASS. (July 14, 2016) – Beginning Tuesday, July 26th, CatholicTV will air coverage of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland and the Papal Visit to Poland.

World Youth Day, which is generally held every three years, is an international gathering of young people with the pope to celebrate the faith in prayer, worship, and fellowship. The first World Youth Day was held in Rome in 1986. This tradition was instituted by Pope Saint John Paul II in keeping with his dedication to youth in the Church. Since its inception, World Youth Day has been held in various locations around the world, most recently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2013. This year’s event is set to take place in its founder’s home country of Poland. The theme is “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7).

Pope Francis is combining his World Youth Day visit with his first Apostolic Journey to Poland from July 27th to July 31st. The Holy Father’s trip will include a visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, meetings with World Youth Day pilgrims and Polish religious leaders, and the celebration of several Masses. In addition, on the occasion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, he will celebrate Mass at the chapel where Saint Faustina Kowalska is buried. Saint Faustina received and promoted God’s message of Divine Mercy.

Tune in to CatholicTV on cable, online, or via Roku or Apple TV to follow World Youth Day and the Papal Visit to Poland. More information and a full broadcast schedule will be available at http://PopeFrancisinPoland.com/.

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