Pope asks WYD pilgrims to accompany him with prayers during visit

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With his visit to World Youth Day only a few days away, Pope Francis asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers.

Keeping up with World Youth Day activities

FORT WORTH — With several thousand American pilgrims attending World Youth Day celebrations July 26-31 in Krakow, Poland, the North Texas Catholic has gathered a list of web resources to help readers keep up with the coming whirlwind of World Youth Day activities.

WYD pilgrims try to grasp the grimness of death at Auschwitz camps

OSWIECIM, Poland (CNS) — Walking into the Auschwitz concentration camp, Stephanie Dalton felt a chill up and down her spine. She called it the spirit of those who died at the hands of the Nazis more than 70 years ago.

Exploring in Rome

We've been in Rome for the past few days now and it's been amazing! The first day we got here everyone just hung out with each other since we got to Rome at different times. 

A lesson from "Kung Fu Panda 3" and "The Jungle Book"

I'm currently writing this on the bus ride to Assisi where we will be spending our second day of the pilgrimage. Yesterday, we visited the major basilicas in Rome: St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, St. Peter in Chains, and St. Paul Outside the Walls. We also visited some catacombs.