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World Youth Day | CatholicTV Coverage

CatholicTV will broadcast the major events from Poland the week of July 26-31. Tune in to World Youth Day events and Masses, meetings and moments from Pope Francis’ visit. The Knights of Columbus will host Mercy Centre, the international English-language catechetical and youth festival site, at World Youth Day and CatholicTV will broadcast events from there as well.

All times Eastern | subject to change 

Tuesday, July 26

Wednesday, July 27

Thursday, July 28

Friday, July 29

  • Pope Francis’ visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp | 3:30 am (rebroadcast 3:30 pm)
  • Apostolic Visit to the University Children’s Hospital | 10:30 am (rebroadcast 7:30 pm)
  • World Youth Day Way of the Cross with Pope Francis | noon (rebroadcast 8:30 pm)
  • Mercy Centre: Catechesis Session | 10 pm

Saturday, July 30

  • Pope Francis visits Divine Mercy Shrine in Lagiewniki, liturgy of penance with youth | 2:30 am (rebroadcast 5 pm)
  • Papal Mass with priests, religious and seminarians from Saint Pope John Paul II Sanctuary, where Saint Faustina is buried | 4:30 am (rebroadcast 9:30 pm)
  • Mercy Centre: U.S. National Pilgrim Mass | 11 am (rebroadcast 11:30 pm)
  • World Youth Day Prayer Vigil and concert | 1 pm (rebroadcast 9:30 pm)

Sunday, July 31

  • Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Conclusion of World Youth Day | 3 am (rebroadcast 8 pm)
  • Papal meeting with World Youth Day volunteers and organizers, departure from Krakow | 11 am
Auschwitz - Birkenau Visit

Pope Francis visits and prays at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp.

Papal Welcoming Ceremony

Pope Francis is officially welcomed to World Youth Day at Jordan Park, Blonia in Krakow.


Saint Martha

Catholic Mass celebrated on July 29, 2016 by Father George Zebrowski from Our Lady of Czestochowa, South Boston. Today's Mass, live and on demand from CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Thursday | 17th Week | Ordinary Time

Bishop-elect Robert Reed celebrates today's Catholic Mass, live on July 28, 2016, from CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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Baptism of Poland Anniversary

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the 1,050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa.