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Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Leaked report says the site in Poland poses a ‘high risk for the life and health of people’

The main square and St Mary's Basilica in Krakow (CNS/Marcin Mazur)

Security is expected to be extremely tight in Krakow for WYD 2016, which will take place in July

Visitors look over displays of photographs of concentration camp prisoners outside the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum in Oswiecim, Poland (CNS)

The Pope will also chair World Youth Day during his five-day visit to Poland

Pope Francis using the iPad to sign up for world Youth Day (PA)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Krakow next July

The World Youth Day 2016 logo

The logo and prayer focus on the theme chosen by Pope Francis from the Gospel of Matthew

Italian priest says Benedict XVI asked him: “How can I leave?”

Madrid pilgrims, wearing WYD 2011 T-shirts

Fashions fixed for Madrid

British pilgrims showcase this year’s World Youth Day fashion range

Spanish pilgrims in Sydney react as Pope Benedict XVI announces that World Youth Day 2011 will take place in Madrid (Photo: PA)

A World Youth Day here in 2012 or 2013 would build on the momentum of the Benedict bounce