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Seoul pilgrimage sites receive official recognition

SEOUL (SE): The Vatican held an official celebration in Seoul, South Korea, on September 14 recognising the martyrdom shrines of the country’s capital as official International Pilgrimage Sites, a first for Asia.
 
In his homily, Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung, of Seoul, said, “I believe, today’s recognition of Seoul’s Catholic Pilgrimage Routes as an International Pilgrimage Site by Vatican will become a milestone (and) that Churches in Asia and all over the globe can band together in the name of pilgrimage.”

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Seoul to recall past persecutions

SEOUL (UCAN): The archdiocese of Seoul in South Korea is hosting a series of cultural events to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the 1886 Byeongin Persecution.

Under the theme, Martyrdom and Mercy, the Culture Committee of Seoul will oversee events scheduled between August 24 and October 30 at Myeong-dong Cathedral and the neighbouring curia building.

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Market place parish

SEOUL (SE): A group of merchants who work in the Garak Market in Seoul, South Korea, founded a quasi-parish 25 years ago at a time when it was difficult to find a place where Mass was allowed to be celebrated.

On April 12, the 25th anniversary of its foundation in 1991, the archbishop of Seoul, Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung, came to the third floor venue to celebrate Mass for the 200 or so regulars.

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Seoul sends five priests on mission

SEOUL (SE): Five priests from the archdiocese from Seoul in South Korea were commissioned to take up missionary appointments overseas by the archbishop of the capital city,  Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung on March 10.

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Ordination a reminder of dignity of hearing-impaired

SEOUL (SE): The ordination of a hearing-impaired Franciscan to the priesthood in Singapore on November 8, draws attention to a group in the Catholic Church that is often overlooked and mostly not understood.

Fifty-eight-year-old Father Rowland Yeo told UCAN, “We witness by our lives as lesser brothers, recognising that everyone is our brother and sister… and serving together with humility and generosity.”

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