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Pope holds first public mass in South Korea

Pope Francis urged Asia's Catholic youth to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of their society at his first public mass in South Korea. The Pontiff is currently on a tour of the country.

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Pope Francis makes historic South Korea visit

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Pope Francis has arrived in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in 25 years, stepping off a plane on to a red carpet and greeting the president, Catholics and grieving relatives of the recent ferry disaster.

During his five-day visit, Francis plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism.

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