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Day: August 16, 2014

Pope Francis in Korea: the stories you haven’t read

(Vatican Radio) What are the most important aspects of Pope Francis’ visit to Korea? While providing comprehensive coverage of the Korean voyage, Vatican Radio’s Seán Patrick Lovett is also able to share some of the stories you might not have read: Listen: Here I am with no less than eight Korean newspapers piled up on…
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Pope meets members of lay apostolate

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with members of a lay apostolate at the Kkottongnae Spirituality Center on Saturday as part of his Apostolic Journey to Korea. During his address, the pope emphasized the importance of ensuring that everyone experiences the dignity of being able to provide for oneself. The full text of Pope Francis’ speech…
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Pope calls on religious to live vocation as a gift

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Saturday afternoon with Communities of Religious at the “School of Love” in Kkottongnae. Approximately 5000 male and female religious were present for the event. In his address, Pope Francis spoke about the “great variety of charisms and apostolates” represented by the religious. The Holy Father reflected on the words…
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Fr Lombardi on martyrs and meeting with disabled in Korea

(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of Pope Francis’ third day in Korea, the head of the Holy See press office, Fr Federico Lombardi, gave a briefing for the journalists from around the world who are gathered at the press centre in Seoul. He also took time to speak to our correspondent in the Korean capital,…
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Korean Catholics inspired by the legacy of their martyrs

(Vatican Radio) After having visited and prayed at the Seo So-Mun Shrine of the martyrs in Seoul on Saturday, Pope Francis celebrated the Beatification Mass for 124 Korean martyrs before the symbolic Gwanghwamun Gate in the presence of some 800,000 faithful. Sean Patrick Lovett who is in Seoul reporting on the Pope’s apostolic visit gives…
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