ASIA/INDIA - A thousand young Indians at WYD in Krakow

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 youth  

Assam Don Bosco University

New Delhi (Agenzia Fides) - There will be over a thousand young Indians who will attend World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland, and about two million young people are expected. This is what the Indian Bishops' Conference (CBCI) said, reporting that the Polish Government has decided to issue a free visa for Indian participants who will apply. Registration will end in late June and the " Catholic Indian Youth Movement" will coordinate the registration of young Indians. As Fides learns, Bishop Henry D'Souza of Bellary will lead the Indian delegation in Poland.
In a recent conference presentation, the Apostolic Nuncio in India, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, described World Youth Days as "a fruitful dialogue between young people and the Church". Krakow - he explained - has been chosen as the venue of the event as it is associated with two promoters of Divine Mercy: Sister Faustina Kowalska and Pope John Paul II.
During his stay in Poland, Pope Francis will visit the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy and the Chapel of Sister Faustina.
Participants from 175 countries will stand by Pope Francis from July 26 to 31. The chosen theme is "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy", in harmony with the Year of Mercy celebrated throughout the Church. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 20/04/2016)