Pope Francis beatifies 124 Korean martyrs in South Korea (15)

Deutsche Welle 2014.08.16 07:27
Pope Francis has beatified 124 Korean martyrs in the key event of his five- day visit to East Asia. Hundreds of thousands turned up to commemorate Christians killed during the church's early years on the peninsula. There was a collective cheer when Francis declared the 124 "blessed" - the first step toward possible sainthood - during the Saturday ceremony. Streets around Seoul's Gwanghwamun Gate were filled with Koreans honoring
POPE, FRANCIS, MARTYR, BEATIFICATION, KOREA, FERRY, Yun, China