Updated Monday, August 18, 2014 0:02 am TWN
Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he “earnestly” wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a “conqueror” trying to take away the identity of others but as a partner in dialogue.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Pope Francis warned Friday of a “cancer” of despair in materially obsessed, outwardly affluent societies and urged South Korean Catholics to reject “inhumane economic models” in a stark message to wealthier Asian nations.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid “fruitless” criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's rival, North Korea, fired five projectiles into the sea.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Pope Francis on Thursday begins the first papal visit to South Korea in a quarter century, with plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism.
South Korea's military outlined measures Wednesday to curb barrack-room bullying, following a series of incidents and suicides involving young soldiers serving in isolated frontline units.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Korean prosecutors have opened an investigation into Sankei Shimbun over a report on President Park Geun-hye that raised questions about her whereabouts during the day of the ferry sinking.
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