UCANews: The Pope has approved the advancement of the causes for canonization of over one hundred lay Catholics persecuted for their faith, as well as a bishop, a religious sister, and two priests.
In a decree on Feb. 7, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints to promulgate the causes of these Catholics in the various stages of the canonization process.
Layman Paul Yun Ji-chung, along with 123 others who lived in Korea between 1791 and 1888, was recognized for his martyrdom in refusal to renounce the Catholic faith. Yun Ji-chung came from a noble family and converted to Catholicism at the age of 28, eventually helping his mother and and other family members to convert as well. Read more here.