8.19
Misc: Pope Francis’ Interview on the Plane Returning from Korea

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America magazine has the full text of Pope Francis’ recent press conference on his return flight from Seoul, South Korea. He said of being Pope, ” I try to think of my mistakes, my sins, so as not to think that I am somebody.” He said of the situation in Iraq, “There are many martyrs . . . not all of them Christian, and they are all equal before God.” Read the whole thing here: Pope Francis’ Interview on the Plane Returning from Korea

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8.16
Misc: Pope Francis Beatification of 124 Korean Martyrs Draws 1 Million

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10,000 Korean Catholics died for their faith in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Pope’s recent beatification of 124 Korean martyrs drew enormous crowds in Seoul, South Korea. Read more and see photos from The Huffington Post here:  Pope Francis Beatification of 124 Korean Martyrs Draws 1 Million. The Wall Street Journal‘s take: Pope Holds Mass to Huge Crowd in Seoul for Korean Catholic Martyrs

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