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2013-07-28

Just as his final WYD Mass was drawing to a close, Pope Francis announced that the next WYD celebration will take place inKrakow, Poland, in 2016. With roughly 3 million pilgrims, the announcement was marked by loud cheers and applause. 

Blessed John Paul II launched WYD. In a way this location will honor the Polish Pope, especially since he was very fond of the city, having served as its archbishop from 1964 to 1978.