: AP: Pope says to young on Poland trip to believe in a new humanity

15:17 Jul. 31, 2016

AP: Pope says to young on Poland trip to believe in a new humanity

Pope Francis celebrates a mass at conclusion of the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 31, 2016. (AP Photo)

Pope Francis celebrates closing mass at conclusion of the World Youth Day in Krakow

Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in southern Poland to "believe in a new humanity," which is stronger than evil and refuses to use borders as barriers.

Read also Pope Francis visits Auschwitz (photos)

His appeal came at the end of World Youth Day, a weeklong event which draws young Catholics to a different city every three years in a polyglot spiritual pep rally.

The event was Francis main focus during his pilgrimage to Poland, which also included meditation at the Auschwitz death camp and an imploration to God to keep away a devastating wave of terrorism.

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