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In Korea, Pope Francis to visit cemetery for aborted babies


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8/10/2014

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ABSTRACTIn Korea, Pope Francis to visit cemetery for aborted babies :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) Editors Service About us Donate Spanish Portuguese Follow us: Loading News Headlines Vatican Americas Asia - Pacific US Europe Middle East - Africa Most Read Most Commented Archive Mandate Resources Abortion Advent Apologetics Benedict XVI Bible Cardinals Catechism Catholic Links Catholic Womanhood Church Fathers Holy Week Life & Family Liturgical Calendar Liturgy Mary Politics Pope Francis Prayers Sacraments Saints Virtue Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds CNA TV CNA Audio Columns Bishops' Corner Book Reviews Cinemazlowski Fr. Robert Barron Guest Columnist In Good Company Led Into the Truth Movie Reviews Russell Shaw The Dispute of the Humanum The New (& the Old) Evangelization The Way of Beauty Viewpoint Documents Pope Benedict XVI Pope John Paul II Pope Paul VI Pope John XXIII Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XI Pope Pius X Pope Leo XIII Vatican II Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Pontifical Council for the Family United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Cardinal James Francis Stafford Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Bishop Samuel J. Aquila Catholic Womanhood CNA Blog Home » News » Vatican In Korea, Pope Francis to visit cemetery for aborted babies Cemetery in Kkottongnae, South Korea. Credit: Andy Prima Kencana/www.andyprima.com. Vatican City, Aug 10, 2014 / 04:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- During his upcoming trip to South Korea, Pope Francis will pray for the unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” as part of his visit to the Kkottoghnae Home for the sick. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi also noted in an Aug. 8 press conference that the Pope will deliver his addresses in English and will follow local customs such as removing his shoes before entering certain places. The Kkttongnae Home located in the Diocese of Cheongju in South Korea was created in 1976 by Father John Oh, the founder of the Kkottongnae Brothers and Sisters of Jesus. The priest was inspired by a beggar named Choi Gwi Dong to feed 18 other sick beggars despite his own physical handicaps. It offers assistance to the homeless, disabled individuals and alcohol addicts. Currently it can serve around 5,000 people. The Cemetery for Aborted Children is located behind the home and includes a statue of the Holy Family surrounded by cross representing the unborn. Announced by the Vatican in March, the Pope’s Aug. 13 – 18 trip follows an invitation from the president of the Korean Republic, Park Geun-hye, and the bishops of Korea. Following the motto “Rise Korea, clothe yourself in light, the Lord’s glory shines upon you,” the Pope’s visit begins with his departure from Rome the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 13. Tags: Abortion , Pope Francis , Pope in Korea Ads by AdsLiveMedia( What's this? ) Share Email Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Digg Stumble More Destinations Related news Pope issues urgent appeal for global help of Iraqi Christians Pope: mercy, compassion at heart of new covenant Bring Jesus to those outside Church, Pope tells altar servers Pope Francis to give live radio interview on Argentine station Related articles Pope Francis Pope Francis - Homilies and Speeches Some interesting facts about His Holiness Pope Francis Greetings of the Pope to the personnel of the Palace of Belem after the courtesy visit to the President of the Republic Ads by Google ( What's this? ) * The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or l.......