03/11/2014KOREA - VATICAN Francis in Korea, five days for young people and for peace in Asia The program of the papal visit is not yet official, but several sources tell AsiaNews that in addition to the Asian Youth Day and the beatification of the 124 Korean martyrs, the Pope will visit a home for the disabled and homeless, the birthplace of St. Andrew Kim Taegon and the fortress where the first Korean Catholics were martyred. A planned visit to the "Cathedral of Reconciliation " in Paju, on the border with the North. Seoul (
AsiaNews) - Pope Francis' five-day visit to Korea seems to be increasingly rich
in important events and gestures, not only for the country but for all of Asia
. In addition to the Asian Youth Day and the beatification of the 124...
03/11/2014KOREA - VATICAN Bishop of Daejeon: The Pope's visit, a source of hope and strength for youth of Asia by Lazzaro You Heung-sik Bishop Lazzaro You Heung- sik will host the Sixth Asian Youth Day in the presence of Pope Francis. In a letter to the faithful and to the diocesan clergy, he invites Catholics to take a cue from the Pope's visit to "go beyond a childish faith, always intent to ask for something for us. Strive to become adults in the faith, with thanksgiving and sharing ".
03/10/2014ASIA - PIME Eighty-five years of grace and joy by Piero Gheddo With, as his passion, the Christian message to proclaim as a missionary and journalist, Fr Gheddo is grateful to his parents and teachers. After 61 years as a priest, it is still great to be a priest. As he marks his birthday, he offers it as an invitation to young people.
03/10/2014VATICAN - KOREA Seoul and Vatican confirm the Pope to visit Korea The Pope 's trip will take place August 14 to 18 , 2014. Francis will preside at the Mass of beatification of 124 Korean martyrs, a mass for peace with North Korea in mind and he will participate in the Asian Youth Day in the Diocese of Daejeon.
03/09/2014VATICAN Pope: Do not argue with Satan, defend yourself with the Word of God Pope Francis dedicates his Sunday Angelus to the Gospel of the first Sunday of Lent on Christ’s temptation in the desert, "Jesus does not dialogue with Satan, as Eve did in the Garden of Eden . Jesus knows that there is no dialogue with Satan, because he is too cunning. This is why Jesus, instead of entering into a dialogue like Eve, chooses to take refuge in God's Word and responds with the power of this Word. We should remember this when we are tempted".
03/06/2014VATICAN Pope: Time of mercy, closeness to wounded for entire Church Encountering priests of the diocese of Rome, Francis says that “we must think of the Church today like a ‘field hospital'". "I always carry a small cloth pouch" containing a cross, in memory of a "great confessor", and when I have bad thoughts about someone my hand reaches for it". Confessors must be neither too "lax" nor too "rigorous".
03/04/2014VATICAN Pope: Remember that among Christians "there are more martyrs today than in the early days of the Church" "The world does not tolerate the divinity of Christ. It doesn’t tolerate the announcement of the Gospel. It does not tolerate the Beatitudes". "They are condemned because they have a Bible. They can not make the sign of the Cross", "they can not go to Mass, because it is forbidden". How often "does a priest come in secret, among them, they pretend they are having a meal, taking tea and there they celebrate Mass", "so they will not see them".