Several special event stations are poised to mark the visit of Pope Francis to Poland. The Pope will be in Poland July 27-31 to once again take part in World Youth Days in Kraków. This is Pope Francis’ first visit to Poland, where he will also make stops at the national shrine in Czestochowa to honor 1050 years of Christianity in Poland and pay respects to the victims of the former Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.
World Youth Days is a biannual event initiated by Pope John Paul II, the first Polish Pope (Karol Wojtyla). Some 2 million young Catholics are expected.
Special event call signs will include HF0F in Kraków, as well as HF31WYD, HF2SDM, and HF7SDM.