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Seoul, a "Rosary marathon" for the canonization of the Korean Martyrs
The archdiocese launches nationwide a perpetual recitation of the Marian prayer, for the canonization of Fr. Choi Yang-oeb, Paul Yun Ji-choong and his 123 companions, killed in hatred of the faith during the persecutions of the XVIII-XIX century. Bishop Yeom: "The Rosary gives us the strength to overcome all the difficulties."
01/10/2013 SOUTH KOREA
Columba Kang, the catechist of Korean martyrs
Among the faithful were martyred in the nineteenth century in Korea stands the figure of a woman, Columba Kang Wan-suk, who faced the risk of persecution in order to help spread the Gospel. Arriving with unwavering faith until martyrdom. AsiaNews presents the life and work of these witnesses of Christ waiting for canonization.
03/07/2013 SOUTH KOREA
Mattia Choe, "defender of the missionaries" whipped to death for refusing to betray Christ
One of the first catechists of the nascent Korean Church, Mattia Choe In-gil, had the task of defending the first Chinese priest to have entered the country: he succeeded but it cost him his life. Refusing to reject the Catholic faith, he accepted a brutal death at the hands of the agents of the Court of Seoul. AsiaNews presents the life and work of these witnesses of Christ waiting for canonization.
13/04/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Card. Cheong: “We are praying for a rapid canonization of John Paul II”
During celebrations marking the second anniversary of Pope Wojtyla’s death, cardinal bishops and faithful gathered in Seoul cathedral along with representatives from other religions and diplomatic delegates, to remember John Paul II’s commitment to dialogue and peace.
22/09/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Card. Cheong: "Pray that Eucharist may return to North Korea"
The cardinal invited Korean believers to follow the martyrs' example and to live a life based on Eucharistic values. He expressed regret about the northern side of the border, where believers cannot receive the great gift of communion.
10/09/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Church wants greater laity involvement in evangelisation
Last meeting of the Committee for the Lay Apostolate of Korea stresses the importance of educating the faithful to lead a “truly Christian life” so as to effectively contribute to evangelisation. It also calls for the beatification and canonisation of 124 Korean martyrs.
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