Mayor's guests

The Pope from a Poster! A very special gift for the Holy Father

During the WYD the residents and guests could notice outstanding personages associated with Krakow looking down at them from the citylights. The famous people chosen for the promotional campaign “ Krakow. Cradle of Genius” included also the symbolic no. 1 WYD Pilgrim – Pope Francis. At the farewell meeting held in the Metropolitan Curia on Sunday, July 31, Mayor Jacek Majchrowski handed over this artistic portrait to the Holy Father.

Krakow’s pigeons go to Vatican!

Mayor Jacek Majchrowski presented Pope Francis with 25 ceramic pigeons. The figurines symbolizing the universal Christian values, but also Krakow’s Main Market Square are the personal gifts which will be brought by the Pope to Vatican as souvenirs for his co-workers. It was a souvenir selected by Pope Francis himself from the presented options!

Pope received the key to Krakow’s gates

On Thursday, 28th July, the Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski handed over the symbolic key to Krakow’s gates to Pope Francis. Next, the Pope went to the Błonia Meadows for the Papal welcome ceremony. For the first time in history the Pope chose... a city tram as means of transport to take him to an official meeting!

Pilgrims visit the Municipality of Krakow

On Thursday, July 28, Mayor Jacek Majchrowski met pilgrims from the Californian Lomita who attend the WYD.

Welcoming Pope Francis in Krakow

On Wednesday, 27th July Pope Francis arrived in Krakow where, until Sunday 31st July, he will be meeting young people during the WYD. At the Balice airport, thousands of pilgrims greeted him with songs and dance. In the evening, the Pontiff talked to a great crowd of youth from the papal window at Franciszkańska 3. The tradition is continued!

The participants of the Global Summit of Women visit Krakow

In 2016, Poland hosted the Global Summit of Women, also known as ‘Women’s Davos’. On Monday, June 13th almost 100 summit participants visited Krakow, admiring Poland’s most famous city and meeting its authorities. Mayor Jacek Majchrowski and Vice Mayor Elżbieta Koterba welcomed the female leaders in the beautiful surroundings of the National Museum's Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art.

Daniel Carlin becomes the Ambassador of Krakow Film Music Festival

On Saturday May 28th 2016, Mayor Jacek Majchrowski awarded the title od FMF Ambassador to Professor Daniel Carlin, excellent composer, producer and academic teacher. The prestigious FMF Ambassador Award was established 3 years ago. Among its winners are those who build industry connections and the brand of the Film Music Festival.

Roman Polański honoured in Krakow

Roman Polański, received the special distinction award of the Polish Filmmakers Association (SPF). The award was presented by the Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski during the Scoring4Polański Gala, which took place on Wednesday May 25th in the Krakow Congress Centre, initiating the Krakow part of the Film Music Festival.

Plans and Challenges. Ambassador of Canada visited Krakow.

On Tuesday, 26th January 2016, the new Ambassador of Canada to Poland HE Stephen de Boer met with Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. Krakow was one of the first destinations in our country visited by new Canadian Ambassador in Poland. 

Irish Ambassador visited Krakow

Intensification of Polish-Irish business cooperation as well as celebration of St. Patrick’s Day next year were main topics of the meeting of HE Mr Gerard Keown, Ambassador of Ireland to Poland and Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski on Thursday, 8th October 2015.

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