This official Vatican coin commemorates the Apostolic travel of Pope John Paul II to Korea on May 6, 1984.
This beautiful and detailed Vatican coin is an extraordinary Catholic gift for yourself or a loved one.
Official Vatican coin, 1.75" diameter, solid bronze.
During the 17th century the Christian faith was brought to Korea through the zeal of lay persons. From the very beginning these Christians suffered terrible persecutions and many suffered martyrdom during the 19th century. Today's feast honors a group of 103 martyrs. Notable of these were Andrew Kim Taegon, the first Korean priest, and the lay apostle, Paul Chong of Hasang. Also among the Korean martyrs were three bishops and seven priests, but for the most part they were heroic laity, men and women, married and single of all ages. They were canonized by Pope John Paul II on May 6, 1984.
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