Introduction

Pope Francis in South Korea

Pope Francis arrived in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, on Thursday, 14 August 2014 for a five-day papal visit to the country. The Holy Father was in South Korea during the Sixth Asian Youth Day held in the Catholic Diocese of Daejeon. As well as meeting and praying with young people, Pope Francis beatified Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions at Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul. He also met the President of the Republic, Park Geun-hye at the "Blue House" in Seoul. The Holy Father visited a rehabilitation centre for disabled people at the "House of Hope" in Kkottongnae and met with religious communities, Asian bishops, and various dignitaries.

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Timeline

Official programme for Pope Francis' visit to South Korea. 14-18 August 2014. Shows events, addresses, speeches and homilies. Read more

Resource

News and Messages

In this section you will find speeches, addresses and news from the papal visit to South Korea. Read more

Watch

Replay: Papal Journey

In this section you can watch live parts of the papal journey across South Korea. Read more