» 05/03/2012, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
Catholic Church continues to grow in Korea
According to the latest numbers released by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea, Church membership is up, to 10.3 per cent of the population. There are also more parishes and priests. More than 100,000 adults have been baptised. Some 12,000 mixed marriages have been celebrated. "For this growth, we must thank God," said Mgr Lazarus You Heung-sik, "but also our lay people" who proclaim the Gospel.
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