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John Paul Shimek
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John Paul Shimek is the Pilgrim Journalist, following the Francis Revolution from the Vatican to 'the ends of the earth.'
John Paul Shimek is the Pilgrim Journalist, following the Francis Revolution from the Vatican to 'the ends of the earth.'

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Check out my interview with Andrea Gagliarducci. We talk about four popes, one synod, and the future of the Church.

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In the wake of #Synod14, the Vatican's Humanum conference offers a second chance for much needed clarity about marriage and the family.

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#Synod14 is concluding, but US dioceses are having their own synodal experiences. Read about them here: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/church-also-renews-herself-through-diocesan-synods/

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Pope Francis continues his first Apostolic visit to Asia today. Yesterday, he arrived at Seoul's Incheon Airport and addressed South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. I have an article on the significance of the visit in today's Crisis Magazine.

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Pope Francis is in South Korea this week. He arrived there Thursday. In his 1990 encyclical letter Redemptor Missio, St. Pope John Paul II remarked that the Church's mission ad gentes should be chiefly oriented toward Asia. 
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Just moments ago, I wrapped up my interview with South Korea's #1 foreign language radio network, TBS. On the Prime Time show with Henry Shinn, I discussed Pope Francis' Apostolic visit to South Korea, which began just hours ago. I'll post a link to the interview once I have it. In the meantime, please visit my website - www.pilgrimjournalist.com - to read more about the Francis Revolution.
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Here are some thoughts about the significance of Pope Francis' Apostolic visit to South Korea in advance of the volo papale's departure later this week.

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/3211/francis_and_south_korea.aspx

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PRIME TIME APPEARANCE IN SOUTH KOREA

On Wednesday, Pope Francis will depart from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Seoul, South Korea. He will arrive there on Thursday at 10:30am. His first day in the southern peninsula's capital city will be filled with appointments at the Apostolic Nunciature, the Blue House, and the headquarters of the Korean bishops' conference. That first day is slated to conclude around 6:30pm (Seoul time). 

At that point, I will be going on the Prime Time program on South Korea's TBS network, the nation's #1 English language radio channel, with Henry Shinn to talk about the Apostolic visit and the Francis Revolution. Shinn has recently interviewed economist Jeffry Sachs; the former British Ambassador to Japan, Sir David Warren; the World Bank director, So Jae-hyang; and, Professor Cynthia Montgomery of the Harvard Business School, among others.

More details to come!
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