Francis in Korea

Korean bishops hold summary press conference


Following Pope Francis’ departure from South Korea at 1.p.m. Aug. 18th, the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea and Commissioner of Committee for Papal Visit to Korea, Bishop Peter Kang U-il of Cheju, and Coordinator of Committee for Papal Visit to Korea, Bishop Cho Kyi-man, auxiliary bishop of Seoul, met with reporters in a final press briefing.

Bishop Kang read a statement before taking questions from reporters.

Dear brothers and sisters,

Francis reconciliation Mass homily text


Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis

Mass For Peace And Reconciliation

Seoul, Myeong-dong Cathedral

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As my stay in Korea draws to a close, I thank God for the many blessings he has bestowed upon this beloved country, and in a special way, upon the Church in Korea.  Among those blessings I especially treasure the experience we have all had in these recent days of the presence of so many young pilgrims from throughout Asia.  Their love of Jesus and their enthusiasm for the spread of his Kingdom have been an inspiration to us all.  

Francis homily at beatification Mass for 124 Korean martyrs


Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis

Mass for the Beatification of the Korean Martyrs

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? (Rom 8:35).  With these words, Saint Paul speaks of the glory of our faith in Jesus: not only has Christ risen from the dead and ascended to heaven, but he has united us to himself and he grants us a share in his eternal life.  Christ is victorious and his victory is ours!



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June 16-29, 2017