More than one million young people received Pope Francis with enthusiasm, music, dance and cheers in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day.
Pope Francis spoke to tens of thousands at an opening Mass, telling them to have a heart that is open and to save room for mercy.
“Let us say this word together: ‘Mercy.’”
He asked the young people what they want in life: “Are you looking for empty thrills, or do you want to feel a power that can give you a lasting sense of life and fulfillment? Empty thrills or the power of grace?”