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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

St John Paul II 'used his philosophical training to develop a vision of the inviolable dignity of every human being' (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

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’