KRAKOW, POLAND.- We hope that those that give photography awards see these images. It is obvious they do not tire of looking at images of people with broken body parts is some unjust war, as all wars are. This is the way Poland pays homage to the Pope. Thanks to our friends of PeriodistaDigital.com for making such great journalism. Also our recognition for the photographer that took this beautiful image.
The press published:
Poland pays tribute to greatest son
"In Krakow, where the pope was born as Karol Wojtyla, spent 40 years of his adult life, one million people gathered in a vast field on the edge of the city for a mass in memory of the Polish-born pope.
The huge gathering had set off in the late afternoon from central Market Square in Krakow for a silent, white march in homage to John Paul II.
Leading the march, youths carried white flags and banners inscribed with the words "Holy father, we thank you." Most of the participants were dressed in white, and some carried white flowers. The priests who celebrated mass at the esplanade wore white, symbolising belief in the resurrection."
Krakow Youth March in Pope Homage
More than 150,000 young people marched through the streets of Krakow in an impromptu tribute, organised with the aid of modern technology, to Pope John Paul II.
Some were carrying banners in the Vatican's white and yellow colours, draped with the black of mourning, had learned of the event by another technological medium, the mobile telephone text message.
They headed for Wawel Castle where the newly ordained Karol Wojtyla said his first mass in 1946. He served in the city for 40 years, becoming cardinal in 1963 and pope in 1978.