26/07 - 31/07/2016

Organizers


PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE LAITY

The Pope entrusted the development and organisation of World Youth Day to the Pontifical Council for the Laity. Its main task is to guarantee fidelity to the original vision of Word Youth Day in accordance with the intentions of the Holy Father. The Pontifical Council for the Laity, especially its Youth Section, coordinates the whole process of preparation and fosters the indispensable relationship between the Organizing Committee of the local Church and the Holy See.


ARCHDIOCESE OF KRAKOW

The organizer of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow is the Archdiocese of Krakow.

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

To fully realize WYD preparations in a given place (in organizational-logistical and spiritual terms), there is a Local Organizing Committee, which works together with the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The Local Committee is appointed after the given WYD's location is announced, and it works over the course of the preparations and time of WYD in that place. It is made up of representatives of the host diocese and of the Episcopal Conference of the given country, which is led by the bishop of the place. In Krakow, the WYD Organizing Committee has taken on the following structure:


PRESIDIUM

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz
Chairperson
Bishop Damian Muskus
General Coordinator
Fr. Bronisław Fidelus  
Deputy Coordinator
Fr. Paweł Kubani
Deputy Coordinator
Fr. Emil Furtak
Deputy Coordinator

GENERAL SECRETARY

Fr. Grzegorz Suchodolski  
General Secretary
Dorota Abdelmoula 
General Secretary for Communication with Episcopal Conferences and spokeperson
Magdalena Dobrzyniak
Responsible for media presence of the General Coordinator and press Secretary for Bishop Damian Muskus
Fr. Emil Furtak


Fr. Paweł Kubani 
General Secretary for Personal Affairs 
Fr. Albert Wołkiewicz
Andrzej Bac






Mateusz Kądzioła
Secretariat




PILGRIMS REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT

Fr. Marek Leśniak
Fr. Andrzej Wołpiuk
Marzena Kaczyńska
Director
Coordinator
Coordinator


VOLUNTEERS DEPARTMENT

Fr. Rafał Buzała
Director
Katarzyna Kucik
Coordinator




LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT

Andrzej Bac
Director
Fr. Jan Przybocki
Patrycja Filipiak

Coordinator
Coordinator

MAIN EVENTS DEPARTMENT

Fr. Marek Hajdyła
Director
Weronika Griszel
Coordinator



DEPARTMENT OF PASTORAL CARE

Fr. Rafał Marciak
Director
Anna Wojna
Coordinator







FINANCE SECTION

Fr. Wojciech Olszowski

Henryk Sala



COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

Fr. Adam Parszywka SDB
Director of communication department and head of the media office
Anna Chmura
Coordinator and deputy head of the office



CATECHESIS DEPARTMENT

Fr. Krzysztof Wilk
Director
Jacek Faber
Coordinator



YOUTH FESTIVAL DEPARTMENT

Antoni Tompolski
Director
Grażyna Wojdyńska
Coordinator







WYD KRAKOW 2016 MEDIA AMBASSADOR

Marek Zając


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