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Check out the Pope's Francis schedule for Krakow, Poland

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH 2:00 p.m. Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport. 4:00 p.m. Arrival at the John Paul II International Airport of Krakow-Balice. 5:00 p.m. Transfer to the Wawel Castle, where the Pope will address the civil authorities and diplomatic corps. 5:40 p.m. Courtesy visit to the president of the Republic. 6:30 p.m. Meeting with bishops in Krakow Cathedral. THURSDAY, JULY 28TH 7:40 a.m. Visit to the Convent of the Sisters of the Presentation on the way to the airport. 8:30 a.m. Departure by helicopter to Czestochowa. He will pray in the chapel of the Black Virgin to the monastery of Jasna Gora. ; 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass in the Shrine of Czestochowa on the occasion of the 1,050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland. ; 12:45 p.m. Return to Krakow. 5:30 p.m. Meeting with young people in Jordan Park. FRIDAY, JULY 29th 8:45 a.m. Transfer by helicopter to Oswiecim. 9:30 a.m. Visit to Auschwitz. 10:30 a.m. Visit to Birkenau. 11:30 a.m. Transfer to Krakow by helicopter. 4:30 p.m. Meeting with the patients of the university pediatric hospital. 6:00 p.m. ;Stations of the Cross with young people in Jordan Park. SATURDAY, JULY 30 9:00 a.m. Visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow, where he will pass through the Door of Divine Mercy and hold confession for several young people. 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass for priests, religious men and women, consecrated persons and seminarians at the St. John Paul II Shrine of Krakow. 12:45 p.m. Lunch with several young people at the archiepiscopal residence. 7:00 p.m. Opening address of the prayer vigil. SUNDAY, JULY 31 10:00 a.m. Holy Mass for World Youth Day in the Campus Misericordiae. 5:00 p.m. Meeting with the WYD volunteers, organising committee and benefactors in the Tauron Arena in Krakow. 6:15 p.m. Departure from the John Paul II airport of Balice-Krakow. 8:25 p.m. Arrival at Rome's Ciampino airport.