Pope Prays at Korean Cemetery for Aborted Children

Makes Solemn Visit to Reflect on Infants’ Lost Lives

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During his apostolic visit to South Korea, Pope Francis has made a solemn visit to a garden memorial to pray for aborted babies.

The Pope prayed in silence in front of the symbolic cemetery displaying hundreds of small white crosses to represent aborted children.

His brief stop at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” in Kkottongna came after he visited the “House of Hope” Rehabilitation Center Saturday afternoon. The garden memorial is located behind the facility. 

Francis spent almost an hour in the “House of Hope,” where he embraced the disabled center and greeted teachers and health workers. He did not hesitate to stop and bless the babies, children, young people, adults and the elderly at the rehabilitation centre.

About 150 adult patients and 50 children with disabilities were present at the centre, as well as some 70 health workers and educators.  

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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