Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wow Pope Francis Train seat to fund home for Single Mothers in Korea

Pope Francis traveled to South Korea in August and during his stay he was supposed to take a helicopter but decided instead to take the train from Seoul to Daejeon. His famous seat now has a plate indicating the where he sat. This seat has become so popular in South Korea that a part of the ticket price paid to use the seat now goes to the local diocese. So far it has geneerated US$ 13,500, and the bishop has given to young mothers in need.

The Bishop, Mgr Lazzaro You Heung-sik, of Daejeon, explained the decision by the Korea Railroad Corporation (aka Korail), South Korea's railway company.
From August to December, Korail collected some 15 million won, about US$ 13,500.
The company, has indicated that a donation will be made annually, The bishop said, "It is wonderful that the seeds planted by Pope Francis in his trip to Korea will continue to bear fruit."

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