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Pope meets with Asian bishops
Aug 18, 2014
Pope Francis met with Asian bishops at the Shrine of Haemi in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), on August 17. The pope arrived by helicopter at the playground of Haemi Elementary School at around 10:55 a.m. He got into his car, a Kia Soul, for the trip to th...


Pontiff stresses humble life
Aug 17, 2014
Pope Francis visited Kkotdongnae, a welfare facility in Eumseong County, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province), on August 16 and stressed the importance of a communal life, saying that, "Misunderstandings will arise and they must be faced." The pontiff also warned about ...


Portrait of 124 beatified martyrs unveiled
Aug 17, 2014
A portrait of 124 martyrs recently beatified by Pope Francis was unveiled on August 16. The martyrs are Paul Yun Ji-chung (1759-1791) and his companions. A portrait of 124 martyrs was revealed at their beatification ceremony on August 16. The picture was created by artist Ki...


Pope Francis with children
Aug 17, 2014
Pope Francis shows his devoted love for children. He stopped the autocade at many points and got out of the car to greet and bless the children in the crowd. Photos: Jeon Staff Writer


Details of the beatification ceremony
Aug 17, 2014
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he heads to the venue of the beatification ceremony for Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 other martyrs at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul early in the morning on August 16. Statues of the Mother Mary and baby Jesus, clad in traditional Korean a...


Pope Francis shares neighbors' pain
Aug 17, 2014
Pope Francis shared the pain of the bereaved family members who lost loved ones in the Sewol ferry disaster, during a procession before the beatification ceremony and Mass at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul on August 16. The pope got out of the car while greeting the people, ...


Pontiff declares beatification of Paul Yun Ji-chung and...
Aug 16, 2014
"The example the martyrs set has much to say to us today, who live in societies where, alongside immense wealth, dire poverty is silently growing, where the cry of the poor is seldom heeded and where Christ continues to call out to us, asking us to love and serve him by tending t...


'Youth without hope are no longer young, they are alrea...
Aug 16, 2014
"Everyone gathered here together, with youth coming from all corners of the earth, we wish for a place where we can all share peace and friendship. Overcoming obstacles, adjoining divides and uniting against violence and prejudice is all we wish for. This, itself, is what God wan...


Pope celebrates Mass: ‘St. Mary's mercy across the glob...
Aug 16, 2014
“Viva il Papa! Viva il Papa!” Cheers filled the Daejeon World Cup Stadium to greet Pope Francis as the convertible car carrying the pontiff entered the stadium at 10:15 a.m. on August 15. Some 50,000 Catholics, filling the stadium, wildly waved handkerchiefs to welcome the head o...


‘Each and every stitch in the papal robes bears a praye...
Aug 15, 2014
“We embroidered this papal robe wholeheartedly praying that Pope Francis would bring peace to our nation with every step he takes in this robe.” Six nuns from the Seoul-based Sister Disciples of the Divine Master religious community worked for about four months to make by hand a ...