World Youth Day people
A composer, passionate musician and lawyer. The author of the official WYD Krakow 2016 theme song “Blessed are the merciful.”
Co-designer of the WYD Kraków 2016 logo. An artist and graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
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
He wanted to study Math but God wanted him to count the number of youth at the next WYD.
Bishop Damian Muskus
A bishop of Kraków as well as a Franciscan friar.
Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz
Krakow’s Cardinal Archbishop. He was the personal secretary of Pope John Paul II between 1978 and 2005.
Elettra Sofia Mauri
WYD volunteer born in Italy. She is a translator in the Logistics Department. In love with Poland.
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
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
Designer of the WYD Kraków 2016 logo. And a gourmet of good cuisine.
One of the singers of the WYD theme song, together with Ola Maciejewska and Przemek Kleczkowski. She praises God through her songs.
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
Involved with the volunteer department, a young priest for the youth. Interested in missionary volunteering. Loves mountains and the Mazury.
A certified power engineer, a keen ski jumping fan. She decidedly loves travelling, especially with friends.
Loves people, travelling, St. Paul, John Paul II and Thomas Aquinas. She's always smiling.
Fr. Rafał Buzała
His passion – the development of youth and leading young people toward holiness. He likes travelling, biking, skiing and canoeing.