» 07/05/2012, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
Saint Andrew Kim, "the light that brightens our daily faith"
The bishop of Daejeon celebrated a solemn Mass this morning, anniversary of the great martyr's beatification, on the site where he met a martyr's death. "I called on the faithful to examine their conscience to see if they live according to the right principles," he said. We prayed for the pope who "needs all the support and love he can get."
Shanghai church draws Korean pilgrims
Church building was torn down and rebuilt as part of Pudong district's redevelopment plans. Koreans visit the site to see relic of Saint Andrew Kim, the first Korean martyr.
15/10/2008 SOUTH KOREA
The Church in Daejeon at 60
Two years of pilgrimages, martyr worship and fund raising for the poor went into preparing the anniversary. Now the diocese is sending missionaries to Mongolia and is helping other dioceses in South Korea.
Korean martyrs, a perfect example of love for Christ and one’s brothers
Korean bishops urge the faithful to learn about the lives of 103 martyrs, canonised by John Paul II, who died during waves of anti-Christian persecution that swept over the country more than a century ago. Their blood made the seeds planted by God blossom.
03/12/2007 VATICAN – KOREA
The Pope has thoughts and a blessing for all North Koreans
In meeting the bishops of Korea Benedict XVI praises their initiatives in favour of reconciliation. He talks about missionaries’ contribution and the witnesses of faith offered by Asian Churches. He stresses the importance of the family.
Korean Church to examine the beatification of the bishop of Pyongyang and companions, martyred by Kim Il-sung
The Bishops’ Conference announced that in late November that it will begin to assess whether Mgr Francis Borgia Hong Yong-ho and his 80 companions can be considered as martyrs. Jailed in 1949, Mgr Hong has been missing ever since. The group includes Mgr Byrne, a Maryknoll missionary forced on a "death march" by the soldiers of the North Korean regime.
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