Looking around, I see pilgrims of every age, shade, dimension, and personality. Flags erected on makeshift poles gently being guided back and forth, back and forth. Pilgrims from Cambodia, France, Australia, Mexico, Nigeria, Ireland, Bolivia, Chile, the US. Countless countries I had never even heard of. Every corner of the globe is gathered on the western edge of Kraków to welcome the Pope for World Youth Day 2016.
Little do all these pilgrims know, but on this night, Pope Francis is speaking directly to me.