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Pope Francis blesses a child  during the previous World Youth Day in Rio (AP)

World Youth Day 2016 is taking place in Krakow this week and the Pope is taking part in a number of events

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

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

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A banner unfurled on St Peter's Basilica during the canonisation of Pope St John Paul II (CNS)

The rift, which began with the joint canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII, is rarely spoken about in public

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

Archbishop Gänswein: 'Important magisterial tenets cannot be changed by half sentences' (AP)

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Journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi leave Vatican City during the VatiLeaks trial (AP)

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Pilgrims pray around a statue of the Virgin Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje (CNS)

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