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In August 2016, Catholic Youth from around the world descended on Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day with Pope Francis. These pilgrims travelled in the footsteps of St. John Paul II, and other great Saints of Krakow, discovering the rich heritage of their Catholic faith, and being inspired by Pope Francis’ chosen theme “Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall receive Mercy.”

This poignant and inspirational film captures the World Youth Day experience like never before, following youth on their journey with Pope Francis. The film also includes highlights from the program of the Knights of Columbus sponsored Mercy Centre at the Tauron Arena Krakow.

World Youth Day Krakow: A Pilgrimage of Mercy reveals the essential truth of World Youth Day: that amidst the seeming chaos of hundreds of thousand of young people breaking out in song and dance, behind the panoply of joyful exuberance and festive celebration, young minds are discovering an appreciation for the Universal Church and young hearts are being transformed by the Gospel.


Network Date ET Time PT Time
Salt + Light Television, Canada 02/26/17 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Salt + Light Television, Canada 03/01/17 8:00 PM 5:00 PM
EWTN 04/08/17 2:00 PM 11:00 AM
Salt + Light Television, Canada 04/09/17 8:00 PM 5:00 PM
EWTN 04/10/17 7:00 AM 4:00 AM
EWTN 04/10/17 4:00 PM 1:00 PM


The Catholic Sentinel –- April 10, 2017 | Documentary on World Youth Day features Archbishop Sample

South Texas Catholic –- March 29, 2017 | World Youth Day Kraków: A Pilgrimage of Mercy to air on eve of International World Youth Day

The Catholic Register –- March 1, 2017 | Documentary captures spirit of World Youth Day in Krakow

100 Huntley Street –- February 24, 2017 | World Youth Day / Fr. Jonathan Kalisch

Archdiocese of Toronto –- February 24, 2017 | New Documentary - World Youth Day Krakow: A Pilgrimage of Mercy

Convivium –- February 23, 2017 | Finding Normal

CNW –- February 22, 2017 | New Documentary on International Catholic Youth Gathering Coming to Canada

The Catholic World Report –- August 31, 2016 | World Youth Day: A witness to the joy of the Church

Aleteia –- August 10, 2016 | Bishop Barron: World Youth Day 2016 — Source of Hope

Corpus Christi Water Shed –- August 7, 2016 | A Different Kind of World Youth Day

Crux –- August 2, 2016 | Watching a performance of ‘Credo’ was to witness a miracle

Polish News –- August 2, 2016 | Pope Francis Visits Knights of Columbus-sponsored Mercy Centre in Kraków

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