Apostolic Journey of His Holiness to the Republic of Korea, 13-18 August 2014
Pope Francis

Marking his third international pilgrimage, the Pope's visit to this Asian country is occasioned by the 6th Asian Youth Day, as well as the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs. In a video message (published 11 August) addressed to the people of Korea, the Holy Father said, "Arise, shine!" (Is 60, 1): with these words with which the Prophet called on Jerusalem, I'm calling on you. And it is the Lord who invites you all to welcome his light, to welcome it into your heart, and to reflect on it through a life full of faith, hope and love, full of the joy of the Gospel."

Meeting with the Authorities in Chungmu Hall at the "Blue House" (Seoul, 14 August 2014)

Meeting with the Bishops of Korea (Seoul, 14 August 2014)

Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption in the World Cup Stadium of Daejeon (15 August 2014)

Prayer of the Angelus Domini (Daejeon, 15 August 2014)

Meeting with the Asian youth at the Shrine of Solmoe (15 August 2014)

Holy Mass for the Beatification of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions at Gwanghwamun Gate (Seoul, 16 August 2014)

Meeting with the Religious Communities of Korea at the Training Center "School of Love" in Kkottongnae (16 August 2014)

Meeting with the Leaders of the Apostolate of the Laity (16 August 2014)

Meeting with the Bishops of Asia at the Shrine of Haemi (17 August 2014)

Closing Holy Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day (Haemi Castle, 17 August 2014)

Holy Mass for Peace and Reconciliation at Myeong-dong Cathedral (Seoul, 18 August 2014)

In-Flight Press Conference from Korea to Rome (18 August 2014)


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