Pope Francis holds private meeting with Poland's bishops
(Vatican Radio) Following his encounter with Poland’s political leaders in Krakow’s Wawel Castle on Wednesday, Pope Francis met privately with the nation’s bishops in the nearby basilica dedicated to the saints Stanislaus and Wenceslaus.
The first royal arch-cathedral basilica was built on the site almost a thousand years ago, while the current Gothic construction was begun in the 14th century. It is Poland’s national shrine and has served as the coronation site of kings over the centuries.
It is also the cathedral of the archdiocese of Krakow and it was in the crypt that Fr Karol Wojtyla celebrated his first Mass following