» 01/22/2014, 00.00
VATICAN - SOUTH KOREA
Fr Lombardi: pope considering trip to Korea
Holy See Press Office director says Francis might visit the Korean Peninsula to attend Asian Youth Day in August in Daejeon.
30/12/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Daejeon: the "pope's seat" to fund a home for single mothers
During his apostolic journey to South Korea, Francis chose to travel from Seoul to Daejeon on a high-speed train. His seat now bears a small plate indicating the event. A portion of the ticket price paid to use the seat now goes to the local diocese. Today the first payment was received for a total of US$ 13,500, which the bishop has allocated to young mothers in need.
11/03/2014 KOREA - 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.
20/03/2014 KOREA - VATICAN
For Jeju bishop, the pope's visit will renew political dialogue and evangelisation in Korea
"The pope is coming at a very important moment. The whole of society is waiting for him in order to respond to his call for peace with the North and among us," Mgr Peter Kang U-il, head of the Bishops' Conference of Korea, told AsiaNews. Francis "also brings reconciliation between Korea, Japan and China."
16/08/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Baptised by the pope, father of a Sewol victim chooses Francis as his name
As expected, this morning Francis baptised Lee Ho-jin, a man who lost a son in the ferry sinking of 16 April. After the ceremony, the two talked briefly. Francis Lee says he is "grateful for the pope's love and closeness".
For pope, in Iraq "It is lawful" to halt an "unjust aggressor", but the decision belongs to the UN
During the flight that brought him back to Rome, Francis spoke of his "respect" for the Chinese people, reiterating the importance of the Letter by Pope Benedict XVI. "If I felt I could not go on, I would resign," he said. As preparations for the encyclical on safeguarding creation continue, the pope plans future trips, including one to Albania, which has "important reasons".
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