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Vehicles queuing at the Port of Dover in Kent (PA)

The Dominican Youth Movement had a delayed start to the World Youth Day pilgrimage, but should still make it to Krakow ahead of Pope Francis

Young people from Portugal at a concert in Warsaw for WYD 2016 pilgrims (AP)

After hearing the testimonies of friends who went to Rio in 2013, I was adamant that I would make the somewhat shorter journey to Krakow

Young people at a concert organised for World Youth Day pilgrims in Warsaw (AP)

World Youth Day celebrations begin in Poland on Wednesday

A Polish group holds a banner at the conclusion of World Youth Day in Rio, in 2013 (AP)

Pope Francis has delivered a video message ahead of his trip to Poland next week

Youths wearing World Youth Day 2016 t-shirts at the Vatican (AP)

Visitors to World Youth Day will have to walk 18 miles to and from one of the main sites in Krakow

German Nazi commandant Rudolf Höss before his trial for crimes against humanity (AP Photo)

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Patriarchs attend the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete (CNS)

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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)

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

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