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Polish soldiers at the unveiling ceremony of a giant cross monument in central Warsaw in honor of the late Pope John Paul II (AP)

The meeting near Krakow on July 31 has been a security headache for authorities

A digital clock counts down to the opening of World Youth Day in Kraków's main square (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/05/16

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Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell believes the audit will 'resume shortly' (AP)

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

Cardinal Dziwisz prays at the tomb of St John Paul II in 2011 (CNS)

This insightful portrait of St John Paul II by those who knew him is far from hagiographic

Young people from Brazil pass on the World Youth Day cross to youths from Poland (CNS)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place next July in Krakow, Poland

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

A woman stands in front of a poster of St John Paul II in Kraków (AP)

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