In the Footsteps of John Paul II
Mementos of Pope John Paul II can be found in Kraków at almost every turn. Beginning with the Polish studies that the young Karol Wojtyła began in 1938, through the turmoil of the war and including the time of his later pastoral duties, Kraków was his home. Places connected to the future pope wind a route leading through the entire city: from the former Solvay Soda Works to the "Ark of the Lord" Church in Bieńczyce and the Cistercian Abbey in Mogiła, today a district of Nowa Huta. A look at Kraków through the eyes of John Paul II, for whom this was always the dearest among Polish cities, must be worthwhile.