Sunday, May 28, 2006

Benedict XVI in Poland - the continuing story

The last part of report about Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Poland in 2006.

Below - yesterday at Lagiewniki santuary - the picture behind is saint Faustyna Kowalska - the Polish nun who is said to help many people (soldiers) to survive during attrocities of I world war specially.

Today in Crakow - Mass on so called Cracow Blonia where Pope Benedict XVI said "Cracow is your city but it is also my city". I would like to stress once again that Pope John Paul II was Archbishop of Cracow city before he became Pope John Paul II. About 1-1.5 million people have come today to attend Pope's benedict XVI mass today.

And beneath there are some pictures from early life of Pope Benedict XVI. I have also read some funny things about him in the interwiew with his still alive - 3 years older brother Georg who told to a Polish journalist that in fact in early childhood they both belonged to Compulsory Hitlerjugend and they played in being catholic priests plays. Well...very interesting interview, indeed - with many more details about earlier visits in Poland of both Ratzinger brothers.

1. Benedict XVI - a schoolboy

2. One of the living houses of Ratzinger family (they were moving very often)

3. Benedict XVI at his first communion - 1 row, sixth from the left

4. Benedict XVI in year 1937 - second from the left in first row

5. Benedict XVI in 1937 again - second row, third from the left

6. Family picture of Benedict XVI with his parents, older brother and sister Mary.

Below the pictures from the meeting of Pope Benedict XVI with young people at Cracow BÅ‚onia - yesterday in the evening:)

Finally pictures from Pope Benedict visit in Auschwitz today in the late afternoon. I would like also to attach one link with description of his visit there:

Now Benedict XVI is leaving Poland. If he arrives again, he will surely go to Cracow. He has told it today. Where will he go for his next journey?
I think he will go to Israel. How do you think?:)
Nice day for everyone:)

PS. First visit of Pope Benedict XVI in Poland has ended with a tremendous success. He is invited again of course. He won hearts of young people totally. Today in the afteroon he appeared three times in the famous "Wojtyla" window of Archbishop's Palace in Cracow. I think all catholics around the world and all German catholics should be proud of Benedict XVI.
He can find a perfect contact with young people who clap their hands when he speaks to them shouting in Italian "Bennedecto (...) letto" what means in English "Benedict -God has chosen you!".

See you soon:)


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