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A Sign of Hope
Fr. John Ko LC joins news crew in coverage of Papal Mass in South Korea

Fr. John Ko LC on Arirang TV
Fr. John Ko LC on Arirang TV

Calling the first visit of Pope Francis to Asia “a sign of hope,” Fr. John Ko LC joined a Korean news crew as a commentator during the broadcast of the Beatification Mass for the 124 Korean Martyrs.

The Mass in Seoul honored these victims of religious persecution who were tortured and killed during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Click here to see the news video on the RC website from Arirang TV.  (It will air after the broadcast of a few Korean station advertisements.) The station broadcasts in the English language.  (On the station website, the video is listed under “2014-08-16 Beatification of 124 Korean Martyrs.”)

Pope Francis completed his South Korean tour on August 18, 2014.   The growing church in South Korea reportedly has one of the world’s highest rates of conversion to Catholicism.  During the week of the Pope’s visit, he also presided over Asian World Youth Day
Pope Francis in Korea
News coverage of Pope Francis in Korea
activities in the Diocese of Daejeon.



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