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Thumbnail official logo for pope francis apostolic voyage to south korea in august 2014 credit archdiocese of seoul south korea cna 4 8 14 1 124 Korean martyrs to be beatified by Pope next month

During his August visit to Korea, Pope Francis is to beatify Paul Yun Ji-chung, the nation's first martyr, as well as 123 companions who were...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims as he arrives for the closing mass of the 6th asian youth day aug 17 2014 credit walter sanchez silva cna cna 8 17 14 'Asian youth, wake up!' Church needs your witness, pope says

Addressing thousands of young people from across Asia, Pope Francis emphasized the urgent need to “wake up” and spread Christ’s love throughout the...

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Thumbnail pope francis addresses the korean bishops conference in seoul south korea on august 14 2014 credit alan holdren cna cna 8 14 14 Be guardians of hope, Pope Francis tells Korea's bishops

On the first day of his historic papal visit to South Korea, Pope Francis urged local bishops to not only remember their rich history of martyrdom...

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Thumbnail mother maria goretti lees community of the sisters of st paul of chartres credit sisters of st paul of chartres cna Blossoming religious order in France sees global impact

A missionary order founded in the middle Ages in France is sending their burgeoning number of vocations from Asia and especially South Korea to...

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Thumbnail catholic church in suji gu republic of korea cc by nc 20 credit youngdoo moon cna world catholic news 4 23 12 1 Church in Korea is at once suffering and missionary, diplomat says

In South Korea this week, Pope Francis will meet a Church young, founded on martyrs, suffering, dynamic, and missionary a former South Korean...

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Thumbnail 20141018cnsph156 Does Catholic faith offer a way to peace in Korea?

The first time I heard the word “Korea,” I was a small child learning that my father had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. My dad was...

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Thumbnail pope francis celebrates mass at the basilica of st john lateran on april 7 2013 credit stephen driscoll cna 2 cna 4 8 13 2 Former sex slaves to take part in South Korea Mass with pope

A group of South Korean women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II will attend an Aug. 18 Mass with Pope Francis...

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Thumbnail cemetery in kkottongnae south korea credit andy prima kencana wwwandyprimacom cna 8 8 14 In Korea, Pope Francis to visit cemetery for aborted babies

During his upcoming trip to South Korea, Pope Francis will pray for the unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” as part of his visit to the...

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Thumbnail korean manuscript true meaning of the lord of heaven courtesy archdiocese of seoul cna Korea exhibit at Vatican shares history, peace through art

An exhibit at the Vatican this month shows the 230-year history of the Catholic Church on the Korean peninsula, highlighting the faith of its...

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Thumbnail official logo for pope francis apostolic voyage to south korea in august 2014 credit archdiocese of seoul south korea cna 4 8 14 Korean celebrities create music video ahead of pope's visit

More than 20 Korean celebrities have come together in making a music video honoring Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, and is an initiative they hope...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to religious communities at the training center school of love in kkottongnaeon south korea aug 16 2014 credit alan holdren cna 7 cna 8 16 14 1 Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip’s import, pope says

Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three...

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Thumbnail francis hong yong ho cna North Korea could soon have its first saint: Hong Yong-ho

North Korea could in time have its first canonized saint, since last year the death of the Bishop of Pyongyang, who was disappeared by the...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to religious communities at the training center school of love in kkottongnaeon south korea aug 16 2014 credit alan holdren cna 4 cna 8 16 14 Only a joyful witness will attract, pope tells religious

Addressing the religious communities of Korea, Pope Francis urged a deep reliance on the mercy of God and a focus on community life in transmitting...

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Thumbnail catholic church in suji gu republic of korea cc by nc 20 credit youngdoo moon cna world catholic news 4 23 12 Papal trip to Korea should renew local Churches, priest says

In the run up to Pope Francis visit to South Korea next month, a Korean priest said he expects ground breaking changes there in terms of peace and...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to religious communities at the training center school of love in kkottongnaeon south korea aug 16 2014 credit alan holdren cna 7 cna 8 16 14 Papal visit to Korea focuses on theme of reconciliation

Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis’ historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boarded a plane...

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Thumbnail korea mass crowd Pope beatifies 124 Korean martyrs, praising their witness to Christ

Pope Francis on Saturday beatified Korean martyrs Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, praising their “great sacrifices” and their call “to put...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with members of the korean council of religious leaders at the vatican sept 2 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Pope emphasizes peace-building in meeting with Korean religious leaders

In a meeting with religious leaders from Korea on Saturday, Pope Francis said the world is looking to them for an example of how to work together...

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Thumbnail pope francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to south korea august 14 2014 credit alan holdren cna cna 8 14 14 Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea'

Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers of re-unification...

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