Pope Benedict XVI is to visit Poland from 25 to 28 May when he will visit Wadowice, the home town of his predecessor Pope John Paul II, and the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz as well as Czestochowa, Polands holiest shrine, Krakow where the late pope served as archbishop and the capital Warsaw.

The trip will be the second foreign visit for the pope who is expected to make further journeys to Germany, Spain and Turkey before the end of the year.