NCR Today: For three days now, Francis' repeated acts of simplicity and humility are offering Koreans a model of new leadership.
The legacy of the Korean martyrs should inspire us to work in harmony "for a more just, free and reconciled society," Pope Francis said Saturday.
"You are brothers who speak the same language. When you speak the same language in a family, there is also a human hope."
Members of LCWR is calling on Pope Francis to repudiate the doctrine of discovery, a 15th-century policy justifying violence against indigenous people, who still suffer from the doctrine.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis
Celebrating Mass before some 50,000 people, Pope Francis prayed that Christian values overcome demoralization in economically successful societies.
"The hope held out by the Gospel is the antidote to the spirit of despair that seems to grow like cancer in societies which are outwardly affluent yet often experience inner sadness and emptiness," the pope said Friday in his homily at the World Cup Stadium in Daejeon.
Pope Francis is reportedly heading to Philadelphia in October 2015. While he’s in town, here are a few things he should do.
1. Eat a cheesesteak at Pat's.
Move over, King of Kings.
An estimated 2,000 Korean protesters packed the street in front of the Japanese embassy here Tuesday, again calling upon the Japanese government to formally apologize for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women, some reportedly as young as the age of 12, into sexual slavery during World War II.
For more than an hour, speaker after speaker, including the president of the committee for peace and justice in the Seoul archdiocese, Fr. Andrew Park Dong-ho, cried out for the Japanese government to acknowledge wrongdoing, to apologize and to compensate the women.
NBC News is reporting that Pope Francis confirmed that he will visit Philadelphia next year.
Pope Francis told NBC News he will be paying a visit to the city of brotherly love. NBC's Anne Thompson spoke to the pope in Italian as the pontiff flew to Asia for his first-ever trip. Thompson asked, in Italian, if the pope would travel to Philadelphia at any point.
"Korea's quest for peace is a cause close to our hearts, for it affects the stability of the entire area and indeed of our whole war-weary world."