"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Pope in Korea

(The other prelates are wearing white too.  When in Rome I wish he'd go back to black.)

Even North Korea welcomed him.

Upon his arrival in South Korea, Francis was welcomed by President Park Geun-Hye and also by three rockets. The Pope flew into Incheon airport in Seoul at 10:15 (local time) this morning for a five-day visit. North Korea fired three short-range rockets from a 300-millimeter multiple rocket launcher, into the East Sea (Sea of Japan), shortly before the Pope’s arrival. This is according to South Korea's Ministry of Defence.

The rockets were fired at a range of 220 kilometres from a launch site near Wonsan, a city on the north-eastern coast and ended up in the East Sea. The launches began at 9:30 without any prior warning and continued for about 25 minutes. - Source

It's all good. 

1 comment:

  1. I like the white cassocks. I also like the pretty, what is that color, fuschia? It adds something beautiful to the buttons and the sash worn around the waist. I saw Cardinal Parolin wearing it in Rome as he was boarding the plane. Is it the choice of summer? I ask since black can be a bit hot.

    Another delight was watching Papa Francis get into a KIA Soul at the airport after having greeted all of the Korean dignitaries. That was a real treat.

    Viva il Papa!


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