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  • Mayor Park Attends Beatification Mass at Gwanghwamun Square, Presided by Pope Francis

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    Mayor Park Won Soon attended the Mass for the Beatification of Korean Martyrs, held at Gwanghwamun Square and presided by Pope Francis, at 10am on August 16.

    The beatification mass recognizes and celebrates the “Blessed,” the first step toward possible sainthood in the Catholic Church. Currently, a total of 103 Korean Catholics have been beatified, including Reverend Kim Taegon , the first Korean priest and martyr.

    Seoul Metropolitan City brought all of its administrative power to bear in preparing measures for transportation, safety, and cleanliness to provide full support for the successful hosting of the beatification mass, one of the most important events during Pope Francis’ four-day visit to Korea.