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'On earth as it is in Heaven': the brave history of the Korean Church in Vatican exhibit
In the Charlemagne wing until November 17th. The 230-year-old Churchin Korea is a "story of martyrdom and action" to accomplish divine will on earth. The "spontaneous" beginnings, the century of persecution and commitment to human rights. Executive director: An unknown story that moves and "ignites" the Church of the West.
22/09/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Card. Cheong: "Pray that Eucharist may return to North Korea"
The cardinal invited Korean believers to follow the martyrs' example and to live a life based on Eucharistic values. He expressed regret about the northern side of the border, where believers cannot receive the great gift of communion.
30/05/2017 12:29:00 SOUTH KOREA
Moon Jae-in meets the Pope's envoy and authorizes humanitarian aid to the North
The South Korean President met with Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, with a message to Pope Francis. The new administration has authorized some civil and religious organizations to prepare aid that will be sent to the North. Events confirmed by AsiaNews sources
27/06/2012 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, the new archbishop is installed: "Everyone help me to carry out my mission"
With a solemn Mass Msgr. Andrew Yeom Soo-jung became the 14th Metropolitan of the Korean capital. Friday he will receive the pallium from Benedict XVI. The new shepherd asked the faithful "for help to carry on the great challenges that the Church has before her: we will always fight for human life and for the reunification of Korea." The prelate also wants to transform into a site of pilgrimage the place where the first Korean martyrs were killed, including some of his direct ancestors.
30/03/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Card. Cheong: "I will do my utmost to host next WYD in Korea"
The new cardinal has proposed the Korean peninsula as a candidate to host World Youth Day. "It would be very useful for new vocations among youth, who may consider the north as a field for their ministry."
26/04/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Catholic delegation goes north for first time ever
This is the first time the group of 61 people, lay and priests, visits the structures it funded over the past 11 years. For many analysts, the visit "raises hopes for an agreement allowing more religious freedom in the country".
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