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North Korean defector: Despite horrific persecution, Christianity is growing

Washington D.C., May 14, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, the faith continues to spread, said a defector and missionary who called for prayers and action to increase religious freedom in the country. “It […]

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More than 200 Korean martyrs are up for beatification

Seoul, South Korea, Mar 9, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The first Bishop of Pyongyang, an American born-bishop, and numerous priests and laity are among the 213 who could be beatified and advanced on the process to sainthood under a process begun in South Korea. Bishop […]

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Will the Catholic Church have a growing role in Korean reconciliation?

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 25, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With an increasing number of faithful, the Catholic Church in South Korea may foster a climate of reconciliation and peace, as the nation has reportedly made a deal with North Korea to avoid military escalation after […]

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Korean cardinal praises medics’ courage in face of Mers outbreak

Seoul, South Korea, Jul 11, 2015 / 11:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recently-elevated cardinal of Seoul has expressed his gratitude to the doctors and nurses of the Catholic Medical Center for their service during the ongoing Mers outbreak in South Korea. “The medical team of CMC (Catholic […]

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Korean nuns voice joy, gratitude for audience with Pope

Korean nuns voice joy, gratitude for audience with Pope

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 18, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Korean nuns have expressed their excitement at having participated in an audience with Pope Francis, stating that his words on poverty and the witness of the martyrs were particularly impactful. “I was very happy, thankful […]

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Pope Francis prays at Korean cemetery for aborted babies

Pope Francis prays at Korean cemetery for aborted babies

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 07:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- En route from visiting a rehabilitation center in Kkottognae and on his way to meet with Korean religious, Pope Francis stopped and prayed for a few minutes at local cemetery for aborted children. The Holy Father […]

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Korean Church has revitalized my faith, Filipino youth reflects

Korean Church has revitalized my faith, Filipino youth reflects

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 02:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the conclusion of the 6th Asian Youth Day, a young Filipino pilgrim stated that the greatest thing he will walk away with is a higher value of his faith, thanks to the profound devotion of […]

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Korean man takes name of ‘Francis’ at baptism by Pope

Korean man takes name of 'Francis' at baptism by Pope

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 01:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday morning Pope Francis baptized 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin – the father of one of the victims from the Sewol Ferry tragedy earlier this year – who took on the baptismal name “Francis.” Vatican Spokesman Father […]

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Pope beatifies 124 Korean martyrs, praising their witness to Christ

Pope beatifies 124 Korean martyrs, praising their witness to Christ

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 08:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday beatified Korean martyrs Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, praising their “great sacrifices” and their call “to put Christ first.” “All of them lived and died for Christ, and now they reign […]

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Pope Francis to baptize father of Korean ferry disaster victim

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 12:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- This Saturday Pope Francis will baptize 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin, the father of one of the victims from the Sewol Ferry tragedy earlier this year in which close to 280 mostly young students were killed. Vatican spokesman […]

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