What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

June 26, 2017. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from Wenzhou in Continental China, was taken into custody by Chinese police on Easter weekend 2017. While recognized as a bishop in the Catholic Church, he is an unofficial bishop or "underground” in China, since the Chinese government does not recognize him as religious.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

June 23, 2017. He will go to Colombia September 6-11.
Vatican

Bruno Marie Duffé, new secretary of the Department for Integral Development

June 16, 2017. Thepope has named French priest Bruno Marie Duffé, from Lyon, number two of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He will be in charge of one of the key offices in the Vatican Curia.
Pope Francis

Angela Merkel to meet with pope on June 17

June 9, 2017. The Vatican has confirmed that on Saturday, June 17, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Pope Francis. Both have previously met in Rome in May 2016, February 2015 and May 2013, two months after Pope Francis was elected pontiff.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis to meet with Venezuelan bishops on June 8

June 5, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Venezuelan bishops next Thursday to discuss the situation their country is facing.
Vatican

New secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

May 31, 2017. The Brazilian priest Alexandre Awi Mello, the National Director of Brazil's Schönstatt Movement, will serve as the new secretary. He was born Rio de Janeiro in 1971, and ordained a priest in 2001.

Pope Beatifies 124 Korean Martyrs

2014-08-16

It was one of the most anticipated events of the Pope's trip to South Korea: 124 martyrs were declared blesseds by Pope Francis, as the crowds cheered on.  

More than 1million people filled the streets of Seoul to attend the Mass and beatification of Paul Yun-Ji-Chung and another 123 martyrs who were killed during the height of the country's religious persecution in the 18th and 19th century. 

Catholicism was introduced in the country by the laity. The Pope talked about the martyrs life example. 

POPE FRANCIS
"The martyrs call out to us to put Christ first and to see all else in this world in relation to Him and His eternal Kingdom. They challenge us to think about what, if anything, we ourselves would be willing to die for.”

He also talked about helping the needy, by highlighting that the martyrs built small communities, where those in need came first. 

POPE FRANCIS
"Their example has much to say to us who live in societies where, alongside immense wealth, dire poverty is silently growing; where the cry of the poor is seldom heeded; and where Christ continues to call out to us, asking us to love and serve Him by tending to our brothers and sisters in need.”

The martyrs lived a life that didn't follow the social structures of the times, instead they showed everyone respect, by ignoring social standing.  The Pope then added that their example of charity and solidarity can still be used today, as instruments of peace. 


POPE FRANCIS
"The legacy of the martyrs can inspire all men and women of good will to work in harmony for a more just, free and reconciled society, thus contributing to peace and the protection of authentically human values in this country and in our world.”


The Pope also mentioned all the anonymous martyrs who have suffered through persecution because of their faith. 


AC/KLH 
CTV
VM
-BN
Up:KLH