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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Francis celebrated Mass at a shrine dedicated to his Polish predecessor

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

Pope Francis walks forward to deliver a reflection during the Way of the Cross (CNS)

Holy Father urges youth to follow Jesus’s Way of the Cross through works of mercy

World Youth Day pilgrims cheer during Pope Francis' address (CNS)

Even the unbearable humidity, crammed public transport and papal mistranslations couldn’t detract from the joy of World Youth Day

A thanksgiving Mass at a Syro-Malabar church India for the canonizations of Sts Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Euphrasia Eluvathingal (CNS)

The number of Syro-Malabar Catholics in England, Scotland and Wales has risen to nearly 40,000

Pope Francis steps out from the plane as he arrives in Poland earlier this year (AP)

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Pope Francis enters the gate to Auschwitz (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Pontiff sits on a bench in silent prayer during trip to Nazi death camp

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

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Jasna Gora shrine in Czestochowa, Poland (Photo: Reuters/Stefano Rellandini)

The Mass marked the 1,050th anniversary of Poland’s baptism