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Nuns gather at World youth Day 2016 (All pics by Daisy Powles)

We must believe ‘in a new humanity’ and stand against extremism on one side and relativism on the other

Polish Cardinal Franciszek Macharski (AP)

Polish cardinal dies aged 89

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski became Archbishop of Kraków after the election of Pope John Paul II

Pope Francis jokes with a young boy wearing a Lionel Messi shirt (AP)

Pope Francis told young Catholics that his compatriot is the greatest footballer of all time

Pope Francis thanks World Youth Day volunteers (CNS)

The Pope met volunteers and organisers before boarding a flight back to Rome

Pope Francis walks through the gate at Auschwitz (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The Pope spoke to crowds gathered outside the archbishop’s residence in Kraków on Friday night

The faithful greet Pope Francis in Poland (AP)

In Kraków, pilgrims are discovering the hope and mercy that is sorely needed in these dark times

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the St John Paul II Sanctuary (AP)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for priests and religious at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II in Kraków

Pope Francis walks with nuns as he arrives at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kraków (AP)

Francis is also visiting the Sanctuary of St John Paul II, near the Lagiewniki shrine

World Youth Day pilgrims wait in the rain for Pope Francis to arrive at Blonia Park in Krakow, Poland (CNS)

Are young people from the West ready to fully embrace the dangers and delights of Catholicism?

Pope Francis greets faithful as he drives among hundreds of thousands gathered in front of the Jasna Gora monastery  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Francis marks the 1,050th anniversary of Poland’s baptism with half a million pilgrims