Will Pope Francis visit Korea this year?

The beatification ceremony for Paul Yun Ji-chung and his 123 fellow martyrs (killed between 1791 and 1888) is scheduled for August 15, 2014.

Interestingly,  Asian Youth Day 2014 will be held August 13-17 in Korea. This is a World Youth Day event and is bound to be a popular event.  

Naturally this has given rise to speculation that the Holy Father might travel to Korea and perform the Beatification ceremony at the same time as Asian Youth Day.  

Based on the rousing reception he got in Rio at World Youth Day 2013, that is certainly possible.  Especially when you consider how much he seemed to enjoy it himself.  Pope Francis is not one to stay put, so we would not be surprised.

We will give you more information as we get it.  Check our Calendar of Events for information on Asian Youth Day.

 

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