All posts tagged "Pope Francis"

  • Mother Teresa prays with Stevphen Sou-hwan Kim who was the Archbishop of Seoul at the time, when she visited Korea in 1981. (Korea Times file)
    Mother Teresa to be made a saint after pope OKs miracle

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Mother Teresa, the tiny, stooped nun who cared for the poorest of the poor in the slums of India and beyond, will be declared a saint next year after Pope Francis approved a...

    • Posted December 18, 2015
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  • Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Pope Francis will go to Sarajevo on Saturday for a one-day pastoral visit to the Bosnian capital. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
    Hyundai SUV receives blessing as new popemobile

    It looks as if the Vatican has a new chosen one in the form of a Hyundai SUV. Pope Francis made his way through St. Peter’s Square Wednesday riding his new custom modified Santa Fe for the...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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  • Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives on the occasion of an audience with participants to the course promoted by the Penitentiary Apostolic Tribunal, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican,  Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
    Pope Francis predicts his papacy to be 4-5 years, misses pizza

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday marked the second anniversary of his surprise election by predicting that he won’t be pope for long — and by calling a special Jubilee Year to focus the church...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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    Pope Francis’ first Asia trip to spark Catholic boom

    By Baek Byung-yeul SEOUL — Catholicism is the third largest religion here with about 5.44 million believers, following Buddhism and Christianity, according to the data from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK). It accounts some 10.4...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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  • President Park Geun-hye greeted the 77-year-old Argentine upon his arrival at an airport in Seongnam, just southeast of Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Pope arrives in South Korea for 5-day visit

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday (KST) for a five-day trip seen as a reflection of the Vatican’s emphasis on the small but growing Catholic flocks in South Korea and other Asian...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • K-pop star BoA, honorary ambassador of 2014 Asia Youth Day, will meet Pope Francis during a luncheon in Daejeon on Aug. 15. (The Korea Times)
    BoA invited to join Pope for lunch

    By Kwon Mee-yoo Pope Francis will have a luncheon with 20 young Asian leaders at the 2014 Asia Youth Day (AYD) during his Aug. 14-18 Korea visit. Representatives from 17 Asian countries including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Taiwan,...

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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    Pope Francis to visit Korea Aug. 14

    By Baek Byung-yeul Pope Francis will visit Korea for five days starting Aug. 14 to attend a youth event in Daejeon, the Vatican confirmed Monday. It will mark the third papal visit to Korea and the first...

    • Posted March 10, 2014
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