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Pope Francis speaks to religious communities at the Training Center 'School of Love' in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014.

Pope reiterates lessons from Korea in meeting with nation's bishops

His trip last August to South Korea was on Pope Francis' mind Thursday when he met with the nation's bishops,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Daejon, South Korea for the Solemnity of the Assumption on Aug. 15, 2014.

Koreans infected with 'Francis syndrome' after papal visit

A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to religious communities at the Training Center 'School of Love' in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014.

Pope Francis' Korea visit ignites movement toward unity

A South Korea-based U.S. missionary who frequently crosses the border to North Korea to bring medicine and support says that... Read more

Indonesian youth take part in the 6th Asian Youth Day with Pope Francis at Solmoe Shrine in South Korea on Aug. 15, 2014.

Pope Francis leaves Asian faithful energized after visit

Many across Asia from all ages and stages in life voiced their enthusiasm in seeing Pope Francis during his recent... Read more

Pope Francis addresses religious communities in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014.

Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip’s import, Pope reflects

Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found... Read more

  Pope Francis speaks with journalists on the papal plane on the return flight to Rome August 18, 2014.

Full transcript of Pope's in-flight interview from Korea

Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 flight to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis backs intervention in Iraq to stop 'aggressor'

Pope Francis supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end... Read more

Sister Lee Hee Jung speaks with EWTN on Aug. 17, 2014 about her audience with Pope Francis.

Korean nuns voice joy, gratitude for audience with Pope

Two Korean nuns have expressed their excitement at having participated in an audience with Pope Francis, stating that his words... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to religious communities at the Training Center 'School of Love' in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014.

Papal visit to Korea focuses on theme of reconciliation

Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis’ historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boarded... Read more

Faithful gathered at the Pope's Aug. 18 Mass held at the Myeong-dong Cathedral in Seoul.

Pope to Koreans: Trust in the reconciling power of the Cross

At the concluding Mass of his historical trip, Pope Francis urged the faithful to embrace Christ's message of forgiveness and... Read more

Korean youth pose during the closing mass for the 6th Asian Youth Day with Pope Francis on Aug. 17, 2014.

Korean Church has revitalized my faith, Filipino youth reflects

At the conclusion of the 6th Asian Youth Day, a young Filipino pilgrim stated that the greatest thing he will... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in the World Cup Staduim of Daejeon during his Mass for the feast of the Assupmtion on Aug. 15, 2014.

Taiwan pilgrims: Pope not just for Catholics, but for the world

A group of pilgrims who traveled from Taiwan to participate in events surrounding Pope Francis’ visit have expressed their joy... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives for the closing Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day Aug. 17, 2014.

'Asian youth, wake up!' Church needs your witness, Pope says

Addressing thousands of young people from across Asia, Pope Francis emphasized the urgent need to “wake up” and spread Christ’s... Read more

 Pope Francis baptizes Hojin Lee on August 17, 2014.

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

On Sunday morning Pope Francis baptized 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin – the father of one of the victims from the Sewol... Read more

Pope gets warm welcome from children with disabilities

Pope Francis visited the House of Hope rehabilitation center for children with disabilities in South Korea on Aug. 15 where... Read more

Don't reduce the faith to easy answers, Pope warns bishops

A deep understanding of our identity as Christians is needed to combat the modern tendency to reduce the faith to... Read more

Pope Francis prays at Korean cemetery for aborted babies

En route from visiting a rehabilitation center in Kkottognae and on his way to meet with Korean religious, Pope Francis... Read more

Koreans electric with joy over visit of Pope Francis

Pope Francis has received a warm welcome from the Korean people, many of whom praise him for his acts of... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Korean Bishops' Conference in Seoul, South Korea on August 14, 2014.

Pope: Crisis in family calls on Church for better outreach

Pope Francis told South Korea's lay leaders during his visit to the country that the modern breakdown of families should... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to religious communities at the Training Center 'School of Love' in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014.

Only a joyful witness will attract, Pope tells religious

Addressing the religious communities of Korea, Pope Francis urged a deep reliance on the mercy of God and a focus... Read more