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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

World Youth Day pilgrims pray as Pope Francis leads benediction during Saturday's prayer vigil (CNS)

The Italian bishops’ conference advised all pilgrims who visited or attended events at its Casa Italia centre to see a doctor

Pilgrims take photos of Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate Mass in Brzegi, Poland (AP)

People often say young pilgrims only go to WYD for a good time, but scratch the surface and you find real engagement with Christ

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

An estimated 1.6 million young people attend the Prayer Vigil in Kraków (CNS)

‘Unless you offer the best of yourselves, the world will never be different,’ says Holy Father

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 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 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

Young pilgrims walking in a thunderstorm on their way to Mass at WYD 2016 in Krakow (AP)

Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive at World Youth Day on Wednesday