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South Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit

Pope Francis, center, is greeted by the faithful upon arrival for the beatification mass of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and his 123 martyr companions in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)

They came from across South Korea to see Pope Francis or, if the crowds were too big to get close enough, to hear his voice emanate from speakers set up around a stage during a Mass to beatify 124 martyrs.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘What would we die for?’ Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs

Pope Francis, center, greets the faithfuls from his popemobile car upon his arrival at the Holy Mass at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for one of the highlights of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: a beatification Mass for 124 Koreans killed for their faith over two centuries ago. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool)

Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs Saturday at a mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for in an increasingly materialistic, globalized world.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope meets Asia’s youth on Day 2 of South Korea trip

Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lim Hun-jung)

Pope Francis took a high-speed train Friday to South Korea’s central city of Daejeon to meet with Catholic youths from across Asia gathered for the Asian version of World Youth Day.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea: Catholicism’s unlikely Asian pillar

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When Pope Francis visits South Korea next week, he will find a thriving Catholic community with a social and political influence that belies its minority status in one of Christianity’s most muscular Asian strongholds.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope Francis ‘dismayed’ by violence and suffering in Iraq

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Pope Francis expressed “dismay and disbelief” on Sunday over the violence in Iraq, calling for an “effective political solution” to a crisis which has forced thousands to flee their homes.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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