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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 ...read 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 ...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
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