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Karol Wojtyła in the 1960s, then Archbishop of Kraków [CNS]

Kraków, the city of the century

The historian’s eye sees here all the principal events of a century of geopolitics

Pope Francis using the iPad to sign up for world Youth Day (PA)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Krakow next July

Is St John Paul II being sidelined? (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

Forgetting the unforgettable pope

Here in Kraków, it is impossible to forget this spiritual giant

A monument to St John Paul II is raised in Poland (CNS)

Culture drives history – St John Paul II’s achievements demonstrate this, as does the city which bears his imprint

Candles burn by a memorial plaque at the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland (PA)

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz preached yesterday at Auschwitz’s Centre for Dialogue and Prayer

Yazidi leaders, including the group's supreme spiritual leader, meet Pope Francis at the Vatican (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/01/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Some well-behaved Polish people awaiting the Pope (PA)

Krakow is sick of the behaviour of British drunks

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, former personal secretary to Pope John Paul II (CNS)

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz says city linked to St John Paul II is ‘defaced by debauchery and drunkeness’

Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis at yesterday's gathering in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/09/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The World Youth Day 2016 logo

The logo and prayer focus on the theme chosen by Pope Francis from the Gospel of Matthew