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Descendants proud of Korean martyrs

Posted: August 16, 2014 at 2:36 a.m.

The Rev. Park Geun Tae, pastor of a Catholic church in Seoul, South Korea, discusses the emergence of Catholicism in Korea and the persecution early adherents faced.

SEOUL, South Korea -- They died well over a century ago, but the 124 Korean Catholic martyrs who will be honored by Pope Francis today still have a hold over many of their descendants -- even some who learned of their sacrifices only in recent years, or whose families are now Buddhist or Protestant.

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