"Honor Pope John Paul 2" Krakow Local Custom Tip by doogienj

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  Mourners at St. Mary's
by doogienj

Jan Pawel as he was called in Poland, the Pope was the pride of Krakow having served as the archbishop of Krakow for almost 15 years.

On the day of his funeral I was fortunate enough to be on Market Square around St Mary's church when a new traditional was initiated to celebrate the Pope.

At 9:37PM, everyone stood up and a trumpist played the Pope's favorite song. This will continue every night in Market Square for one year.

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  • Written Apr 14, 2005
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