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Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he’s open to visiting North

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he is willing to visit North Korea. North Korean leader...

South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

SEOUL, South Korea -- Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon of Uijeongbu has been waiting years for this moment, with the leaders of the two divided...

Korean archbishop backs South Korea’s peace initiative

SEOUL, South Korea — The president of the Korean bishops’ conference has welcomed President Moon Jae-in’s peace initiative, saying it matches the church’s views...

South Korean Catholics demand president’s resignation over scandal

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean Catholics have demanded that President Park Geun-hye step down over a scandal that has been coined “Choi Soon-sil...

Francis tells Koreans to resist materialism

  Catholic News Service SEOUL, South Korea — Celebrating Mass before some 50,000 people, Pope Francis prayed that Christian values overcome demoralization in economically successful societies. “The...

Pope Francis tells Korean bishops to keep evangelization as primary mission

Catholic News Service SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis warned South Korea’s Catholic bishops not to let their country’s “prosperous, yet increasingly secularized and materialistic...

Pope Francis arrives in South Korea, calls for peace, democracy and...

Catholic News Service SEOUL, South Korea — Starting his first visit to Asia, Pope Francis urged South Korean political and civic leaders to seek peace...

Pope Francis will visit South Korea this summer

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will travel to South Korea in August for Asian Youth Day and to preside over the beatification...

124 Korean martyrs will be beatified

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of 124 Catholics who were killed during widespread persecution in Korea in the 18th...

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