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Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Aug 1 2014 - 4:12pm
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    Pope Francis will travel to Korea, from Aug. 13 to 18. He is going there for a meeting with young people from 30 Asian countries at the Sixth Asian Youth Day, and to beatify 124 Korean martyrs from the first 50 years of the Catholic Church’s existence in this East-Asian nation that was evangelized by lay-people in the 18th century.

    It will be his first visit to Asia since becoming pope. He is the second pope to visit Korea and its vibrant Catholic community; John Paul II came here in...

  • Aug 1 2014 - 1:29pm
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    L to R: Archbishop Sir David Moxon, Ms. Antonia Stampalija, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Ambassador Ken Hackett, and Ms. Gabriella Marino (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See)

    Almost lost in the Vatican Gardens, with St. Peter’s Basilica looming on one side and the Apostolic Palace on the other, the Casina Pio IV may be easily overlooked. This small retreat provides a snapshot into the baroque lifestyle of the Popes in the 16th-century. It was here, amidst the works of Barocci and Zuccari, that Catholics and Anglicans, diplomats and NGO representatives, academics and journalists all gathered in the Great Hall of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (housed in the...

  • Aug 1 2014 - 8:25am
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