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For pilgrims of the World Youth Day

Dear Pilgrims of the World Youth Day in Poland

It is a great pleasure and honour to host you in the very centre of the beautiful city of Krakow. Submerged in greenery the church of the Divine Mercy is our parish.

To see more, please visit the website below:

The History

In the 1970’s the cardinal Karol Wojtyła (who then became the Pope  John Paul II) took a lot of care in founding the Parish and building the church in the Oficerskie housing estate in Krakow.

However, it wasn’t until after many years that the permission to build the church was granted. The parish of the Divine Mercy was founded on Christmas Day in 1989 and Zygmunt Kosek has been the parish priest ever since.


The parish of the Divine Mercy is located in the Oficerskie housing estate in Krakow 2 km from the Krakow Old Town and 1 km from the main railway station. The Oficerskie housing estate is in a convenient location as it is easy accessible  because of the great public transport connections close by.

Activities/groups  within the parish

  • Caritas – the charity organizaton
  • Parish student group
  • Theater group
  • ‘Radio Maryja’ radio station supporters
  • Family group movement
  • Parish newsletter ‘Na skale’
  • Rosary groups
  • Parish youth group Light-Life Movement
  • Parish junior choir
  • Acolytes and altar boys

All these groups were involved with the preparations of your stay.


Parafia rzymskokatolicka pw. Miłosierdzia Bożego
Bp. W. Bandurskiego 12
31-515 Kraków – Osiedle Oficerskie

We greatly appreciate you attendance at the World Youth Day. We would like to wish you an enjoyable time here in Krakow.

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