Privately, Vatican officials expect Pope Francis to wow young people in Poland during World Youth Day, a Catholic youth jamboree dubbed the ''Catholic Woodstock'' -- but publicly, Polish Roman Catholic bishops disagree with his views on issues like homosexuals and divorce and are concerned that he threatens to dilute Church teachings. Mana Rabiee reports.
Pope Francis is in Poland for five days for World Youth Day. An international Catholic youth jamboree dubbed the "Catholic Woodstock". But even before it began, his trip was overshadowed by the grisly murder of a Catholic priest in France. Flying from Rome, Francis told reporters that a string of attacks like the ones in France and Germany was proof the world was "at war" -over resources, money, and domination over people. (SOUNDBITE) (English) POPE FRANCIS SAYING: "Anyone who thinks I am talking of a religious war, no. All the religions want peace. Others want war." The Vatican expects hundreds of thousands of young people to converge onto Krakow, in this, one of the most conservative and Catholic European countries. Privately, the Vatican expects Francis will wow them here, like he did at the last World Youth Day in Brazil three years ago. But PUBLICLY, he faces concern from Polish Roman Catholic bishops who disagree with him on issues like divorce and homosexuality. Beneath the joy of World Youth Day -- there's disquiet among senior clergy that Francis' calls for a more inclusive and merciful Church threatens to dilute the Church teachings they want to hold on to.