Pope greets young people at Krakow park

„I would like to thank St. John Paul II for dreaming up and giving the impetus to the meetings of World Youth Day,” Pope Francis said during his first official meeting with young people at Krakow’s Blonia Park on Thursday.

„At last we meet, thank you for your warm welcome, thank you Cardinal (Stanislaw) Dziwisz, the bishops, the priests, the friars, the seminarians, and all those who are accompanying you. I thank those who made our presence in this place possible today, who have been involved so that we can experience this feast of faith,” said the pope, who is attending World Youth Day, a massive gathering of Catholic youth in southern Poland. (PAP)