17 December 2017
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia


  • » 05/06/2005, 00.00

    SOUTH KOREA

    Buddha's birthday is a celebration for all Koreans, says Archbishop of Seoul



    Mgr Cheong Jin-suk hopes Catholics and Buddhists "can work together in solidarity" to defeat hatred, which is "against our two religions".

    Seoul (AsiaNews) – Mgr Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, Archbishop of Seoul, sent a message of congratulations to the 13 million Korean Buddhists who are preparing to celebrate the birthday of the Buddha on May 15.

    "Buddha's birthday is a holiday not only for our Buddhist brothers and sisters but also for all of us Koreans", the message said.

    The Archbishop writes that "widespread violence, hatred, injustice and discrimination are against the traditional teaching of our two religions".

    "I am convinced," he reiterated, "that we, Catholics and Buddhists, can work together in solidarity to solve these problems."

    He ended his message thanking "all Buddhist leaders and faithful" for "their prayers and the condolences they extended following the passing of Pope John Paul II" and wishing "Buddha's mercy to all the faithful in the world."

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    15/11/2013 SOUTH KOREA
    Buddhist Patriarch visits the graves of Korean Church founders
    The venerable Jinje leads the Jogye Order , the largest in the country with 20 million faithful. During the visit to the shrine of Chon Jin Am , which houses the remains of the first Korean Catholic laity, he stopped under a large statue of Mary Queen of Peace: "Very happy to be here."

    12/05/2005 SOUTH KOREA
    Catholics join Buddhists to celebrate birthday of Buddha


    26/04/2005 SOUTH KOREA - VATICAN
    Large numbers of South Koreans attend mass for Benedict XVI
    The service was attended by every bishop in the country as well as political leaders and leaders from other religions. For Mgr Choi, papal power and authority cannot be interpreted in socio-political terms.

    09/07/2007 SOUTH KOREA
    “Inter-faith” pilgrimage promotes mutual knowledge, respect
    A delegation of Catholics, Protesantants, Buddhists (Won and traditionalists), Confucianists, followers of Chondogyo and of Korean ancestral religions visited the country’s most important places of worship and planted a commemorative tree in each.

    17/12/2004 SOUTH KOREA
    Christmas trees in a Buddhist temple to honour Jesus' birth




    Editor's choices

    MIDDLE EAST – UNITED STATES
    Mideast Christians against Trump over Jerusalem capital, a decision that destroys hope for peace



    The Chaldean patriarchate criticises a choice that complicates the situation and fuels conflicts and wars. Card al-Rahi calls the decision “destructive” and a violation of international resolutions. Coptic pope Tawadros II cancels a meeting with US Vice President Pence. Somewhat resigned, Palestinians continue their protest. For Israeli peace group, the US has abdicated its role of mediator in the region.


    CHINA
    Xi Jinping’s false promises and the expulsion of the “low-end population” from Beijing

    Willy Wo-Lap Lam

    Tens of thousands of migrants and their families have been expelled and sent away from the capital. Yet, at the recent Party Congress, President Xi had promised to provide support and help against poverty. There is no reward nor legal or charity for displaced persons. The country’s "social Darwinism" condemns the rural people to marginalisation and allows urban classes to enjoy privileges and advantages. Courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSScanale RSS 

    Add to Google









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®