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03:10 GMT - Closing Report - AFP IS CLOSING ITS LIVE REPORT on the beatification mass for 124 early Korean Catholic martyrs, led by Pope Francis in Seoul. During his sermon to the massive crowd gathered in Gwanghwamun plaza, the pope sent out a challenge to his flock - asking them what values they might be willing to die for in an increasingly materialistic, globalised world. 

Pope Francis takes part in a beatification mass at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul

The most prominent among those beatified today was an 18th century nobleman, Paul Yun Ji-Chung, who became Korea's first Catholic martyr when he was executed in 1791 after clashing with Confucian officials.

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