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 This morning (August 17) at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature, Mr. Lee Ho Jin received the sacrament of baptism. He is the father of a young boy, one of many young persons who died in the Sewol ferry tragedy earlier this year. Mr. Lee Ho Jim had asked the Pope for more
Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with the Asian Bishops Haemi, Martyrs’ Shrine 17 August 2014 Dear Brother Bishops, I offer you a warm and fraternal greeting in the Lord as we gather together at this holy site where so many Christians gave their lives in fidelity to Christ.  Their testimony of charity has more
Meeting with the Asian Bishops Haemi, Martyrs’ Shrine August 17, 2014 Greetings by Oswald Cardinal Gracias Archbishop of Bombay & President, Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences Most Holy Father, At this moment, our minds and hearts go back to that historic occasion forty four years ago when the Bishops of Asia met together in Manila more
Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with the Lay Apostolate, Kkottongnae, Spirituality Center 16 August 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am grateful to have this opportunity to meet you, who represent the many expressions of the flourishing apostolate of the laity in Korea.  I thank the President of the Catholic Lay Apostolate Council, more
Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with Religious Communities in Korea Kkottongnae, Training Center 16 August 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I greet you all with affection in the Lord.  It is good to be with you today and to share these moments of communion.  The great variety of charisms and apostolates more
Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Mass for the Beatification of the Korean Martyrs Seoul, Gwanghwamun Gate August 16, 2014 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? (Rom 8:35).  With these words, Saint Paul speaks of the glory of our faith in Jesus: not only has Christ risen from the dead and ascended more
Pope Francis addresses youth in Korea Shrine of Solmoe, Korea August 15, 2014 Dear Young Friends, “It is good for us to be here!” (Mt 17:4). These words were spoken by Saint Peter on Mount Tabor as he stood in the presence of Jesus transfigured in glory. Truly it is good for us to be more
ANGELUS August 15, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, At the end of our Mass, we turn once more to Our Lady, Queen of Heaven. To her we bring all our joys, our sorrows and our hopes. We especially entrust to her all who lost their lives in the sinking of the Se-Wol ferry, as well more
Welcome address by Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung-sik Mass in the World Cup Stadium (15 August 2014) Our beloved Papa Francesco, thank you for being here with us! Thirty years ago – and then again five years later – Pope John Paul II canonized last April, was the first pontiff to visit Korea. The emotion of more
Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Korea, broadcast on Korean television over the weekend and ahead of his Apostolic journey to Korea. In the message, the Holy Father begins by inviting the Korean people to pray with him that his upcoming visit will bear fruit for the Church and for more