Pope Francis on Saturday turned his focus to Asia, announcing a possible trip to Sri Lanka and approving the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs.
Pope Francis speaks to the Sri Lankan community after a mass held by Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, left, Archbishop of Colombo, at St Peter's Basilica, on Saturday at the Vatican.
The beatification ceremony for Paul Yun Ji-chung and his 123 fellow martyrs -- who were killed for their Catholic beliefs between 1791 and 1888 -- will take place in South Korea on August 15, the Vatican said in a statement.
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