Young Polish men and women gathered in Rio rejoiced at Pope Francis’ announcement that Krakow, Poland, will host the next World Youth Day in the summer of 2016.
“I haven’t got words; I don’t know what to say,” said Hanna Banas, 25.
“We had heard it could be in Poland, but we weren’t sure,” she told Catholic News Agency.
She was with a group gathered among the 3 million youths at Copacabana beach July 28 for Mass with Pope Francis. The final Mass was the capstone of the world’s biggest Catholic youth gathering, which witnessed five days of celebrations.
After the Pope announced World Youth Day would be held in Krakow, thousands of Poles who were scattered across Copacabana cheered...READ MORE