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KOREA – VATICAN – SYRIA
Joseph Yun Li-sun
Archbishop of Seoul: Korea will pray with the Pope for peace in Syria
Mgr. Yeom explains the steps taken to join the vigil of prayer and fasting called by the pontiff: "We call on all those who visit the places of pilgrimage in the capital to pray for the intentions of the Pope. So do the 300 thousand youth group Bible study”. Pain and special closeness “for childrens, innocent victims of the conflict.”
09/09/2013 SYRIA - VATICAN
Nuncio in Damascus: Nationwide, Syrians of every creed and ethnicity pray with the Pope
Msgr . Mario Zenari describes the Day of Prayer for Syria as a historic event. All the parishes of Damascus and the various dioceses of the country took part. Vigil in the Melkite Cathedral was attended by thousands of Muslims, Greek -Orthodox and Protestant Christians. On average, the population of the Islamic religion touched by the Pope’s gesture: "It's an exceptional fact that the Christian leader wants peace for Muslims, while our neighbors foment war".
Seoul archbishop visits Museo Missionario di Propaganda Fide
Mgr Yeom Soo-junh inaugurates the museum's Korean version of the audio self-guide system. Korean is the museum's first non-Western language. On 29 June, he received the pallium from Benedict XVI.
05/09/2013 HONG KONG – VATICAN – SYRIA
From Hong Kong a prayer for peace in Syria
The Diocese of the Territory joins the request of Pope Francis for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world. Cardinal Tong urges the faithful to continue to offer their prayers and their acts of penance for world peace that is sustainable over the long term. A special intercessory prayer will be recited during Masses next Sunday.
12/05/2012 SOUTH KOREA
New archbishop of Seoul for dialogue with the North and the defense of life
The Pope has appointed pastor of the Korean capital - and Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang - Mgr. Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, committed to dialogue with North Korea and in the forefront of the battle against secularization of society.
17/03/2014 KOREA - VATICAN
Korea, President Park thanks the Pope: Your visit is a great opportunity for us all
South Korean president Park Geun-hye receives members of the Preparatory Commission for the papal visit: "This year is filled with Catholic occasions! We are grateful to Francis for his creating archbishop Yeom a cardinal".
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