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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 ...read 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 ...read 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, ...read 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 ...read more
  Address by His Eminence  following the prayer after communion at Mass for the Beatification of Korean Martyrs August 16, 2014 Holy Father, The welcome you with joy together with the laity, religious and clergy of the whole church in Korea. I am honored to be in his presence to keep this speech of greeting. ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more
Welcome address by Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung-sik Pope’s meeting with young people in Solomoe (15 August 2014) My dear young friends, welcome to all of you who have come to the Asian Youth Day that began with the motto “Rise, young people of Asia. The glory of the martyrs shines on you. “They Lazzaro You ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more