|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.
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
activities in the Diocese of Daejeon.
|News coverage of Pope Francis in Korea|