» 02/28/2006, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA - NORTH KOREA
Card. Cheong: "Pope's visit unthinkable while repression in north lasts"
After his first mass as soon-to-be cardinal, the archbishop of Seoul described as "unacceptable" the approach of the Pyongyang regime. His appointment is a "sign of the new standing of the Korean church and the nation itself".
18/08/2005 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Archbishop of Seoul appeals for religious freedom in North Korea
Speaking before a congregation of 20,000 people, Mgr Cheong Jin-suk, Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator for Pyŏngyang, calls for religious freedom in the North, key to the country's social development.
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."
22/02/2005 NORTH KOREA
Infanticide, Forced Abortions Common Practice in North Korean Camps
10/11/2004 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
South Korean Buddhist monk travels to the North to rebuild temple
He is the first Buddhist religious man from the South to travel to the North since the Korean War.
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.
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