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The Most Reverend Andrew Yeom Soo jung

Archbishop of Seoul

The Holy Father was pleased to be informed of the Holy Mass to be celebrated on 16 September 2013 in the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Seoul as some priests of the Archdiocese celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their ordination. He sends cordial greetings to the Jubilarians, their families and friends, and to all who join them on this occasion.

Assuring them of his prayers, His Holiness encourages the Jubilarians to grow daily in ever greater joy and generosity in service to Christ and his Church and to see in this celebration an occasion to renew and deepen their priestly commitments.

Pope Francis commends all present to the maternal intercession of Mary, Mother of Priests, and to the intercession of the Korean Martyrs, and he cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of peace and strength in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Secretary of State