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Pope in Korea: Motto and Logo for Papal trip presented

The motto and logo for Pope Francis’ upcoming apostolic visit to South Korea have been presented to Vatican officials by a delegation from the Korean Bishop’s Conference organizing committee. “Arise! Shine, for your light has come, the glory of the LORD has dawned upon you" (Is, 60:1) is the motto of the August 14-18 visit on the occasion of the sixth Asian Youth Day and the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs.
The organizing committee members are in Rome this week to finalize the latest details of events. The official logo for the event depicts two intertwining flames, one blue and the other red, which rise from two waves that represent a boat. The colours indicate the two Koreas and the intertwining of the flames aims to emphasize a desire for the reunification of the two nations. The blue waves that form the boat are shaped like knife blades, a sign of the sacrifice of the martyrs of the Korean Church. The blue stands for God’s mercy which is as great as the ocean.


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