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Theresa Kim Hwa-young
The 5,000th Korean priest is born in Seoul
Card Nicholas Chung Jin-suk presided over the ordination ceremony for 27 priests and deacons. The prelate remembers the first Korean priest ordained 164 years ago who died a martyr’s death. The number of South Korean Catholics tops five million or about 10 per cent of the population.
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More than 6,000 Koreans ordained priests
Some 5,021 are still active in their vocation, 560 have died and 440 have left the priesthood to return to their previous life.
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Saint Andrew Kim, "the light that brightens our daily faith"
The bishop of Daejeon celebrated a solemn Mass this morning, anniversary of the great martyr's beatification, on the site where he met a martyr's death. "I called on the faithful to examine their conscience to see if they live according to the right principles," he said. We prayed for the pope who "needs all the support and love he can get."
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Thomas Choe, the second Korean priest, toward beatification
The Pope approved a decree attesting to the heroic virtue. Together with St Andrew Kim Dae-gon, he entered the seminary in Macao in 1836. After his ordination he returned home and, despite the persecution of the Joseon kingdom, cared for about 4 thousand faithful spread throughout the peninsula. He translated catechism books from Chinese and put Catholic teaching to verse to foster learning. He died consumed by the mission in 1861.
18/12/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Presidential elections: waiting for Lee’s victory in Seoul
A day before votes are cast, surveys indicate that the former mayor of Seoul will win the bid for the highest office. A declared Christian Lee Myung-bak can count less on his party’s political positions than on his own status as a symbol of South Korea’s economic success, rising like the phoenix out of the ashes of war.
Shanghai church draws Korean pilgrims
Church building was torn down and rebuilt as part of Pudong district's redevelopment plans. Koreans visit the site to see relic of Saint Andrew Kim, the first Korean martyr.
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