As his tour of his homeland draws to a close, Pope John Paul the Second has visited the tomb of his parents in Krakow.
The pontiff also claimed Mass at the church where he gave his first service as a priest.
And later in the day he visited a newest heart surgery clinic that has been called after him.
In what many trust will be his last visit to Poland, Pope John Paul the Second visited his parent's grave in Krakow on Monday.
There is no mention of the pope, but recipients visit the tomb to pay their respects to his family, even when the pontiff is not in city.
A choir sang as the 77-year-old kneeled before the tombstone and prayed.
The easy, granite gravestone is engraved with the names of his mother, father and brother.
Just 10 metres (25 feet) away are the graves of Red Units army and a monument dedicated to their heroism in Globe Fight Two.
The pope lit a candle in front of the tomb.
Sprays of roses in the Polish and Vatican colours - red and white and yellow and white - decorated the modest tomb.
The pope began the day with a personal Mass in a chapel at Wawel Royal Cathedral, where he held his first service as a priest in 1946.
Quick in the day, he opened a newest heart surgery clinic, that has been called after him.
The pontiff met with newest transplant patients and claimed them he understood what they were going through first hand.
The ageing pope has gone through a series of operations in newest years, including a hip replacement and removal of what the Vatican claims was a benign colon tumour.
Many Poles fear this should be the last visit for John Paul.
But church officials recommended he may return next year, when he has been invited for the one-thousandth anniversary of the castle of Gdansk on the Baltic coast.
The pope returns to Rome on Tuesday after spending 11 days in his homeland.
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