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“Today I call on you to go out into the world with my gift of mercy. Though blighted and lost, I do not wish to punish humanity instead, tend to it and lift it from its suffering and into my merciful heart.” Jesus told Sister Faustina

Papież Faustyna

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World Youth Day people

Kuba Blycharz

Kuba Blycharz

A composer, passionate musician and lawyer. The author of the official WYD Krakow 2016 theme song “Blessed are the merciful.”

Emilia Pyza

Emilia Pyza

Co-designer of the WYD Kraków 2016 logo. An artist and graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Gabriel da Costa Bessa

Gabriel da Costa Bessa

Coming from Brazil, he was the first WYD Kraków 2016 international volunteer and also a co-founder of Copa Católica.

Fr. Grzegorz Suchodolski

Fr. Grzegorz Suchodolski

He wanted to study Math but God wanted him to count the number of youth at the next WYD.

Bishop Damian Muskus

Bishop Damian Muskus

A bishop of Kraków as well as a Franciscan friar.

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz

Krakow’s Cardinal Archbishop. He was the personal secretary of Pope John Paul II between 1978 and 2005.

Elettra Sofia Mauri

Elettra Sofia Mauri

WYD volunteer born in Italy. She is a translator in the Logistics Department. In love with Poland.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

In 2013, Pope Francis invited young people of the whole world to come to Kraków for the World Youth Day. The first Pope from the Americas. He tweets.

Sr. Gaudia Skass

Sr. Gaudia Skass

A member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki. She edits the WYD Faustina 2016 Facebook page.

Monika "Ryba" Rybczyńska

Monika "Ryba" Rybczyńska

Designer of the WYD Kraków 2016 logo. And a gourmet of good cuisine.

Kasia Bogusz

Kasia Bogusz

One of the singers of the WYD theme song, together with Ola Maciejewska and Przemek Kleczkowski. She praises God through her songs.

Patrick Lowenthal

Patrick Lowenthal

CEO & Founder of a USA based company called World Event Promotions. He is producing the official WYD bookbags for pilgrims. Likes golf.

Fr. Krzysztof Krawczyk

Fr. Krzysztof Krawczyk

Involved with the volunteer department, a young priest for the youth. Interested in missionary volunteering. Loves mountains and the Mazury.

Dorota Borkowska

Dorota Borkowska

A certified power engineer, a keen ski jumping fan. She decidedly loves travelling, especially with friends.

Katarzyna Kucik

Katarzyna Kucik

Loves people, travelling, St. Paul, John Paul II and Thomas Aquinas. She's always smiling.

Fr. Rafał Buzała

Fr. Rafał Buzała

His passion – the development of youth and leading young people toward holiness. He likes travelling, biking, skiing and canoeing.

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