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Pope Francis beatifies 124 South Korean Catholic martyrs

16 August 2014 Last updated at 09:04 BST

Pope Francis has conducted a large open-air Mass to beatify 124 of South Korea's first Catholic martyrs at a ceremony in the capital Seoul on Saturday.

He paid tribute to the Koreans, who died for their faith in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

It comes on the third day of his visit to South Korea - his first trip to Asia since becoming Pope in March 2013.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Seoul.

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