» 03/24/2012, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
First Korean synagogue opens its doors
After about 60 years, the Jewish community residing in the country has opened its first place of worship. Rabbi: "Never before have we found respect for our religion like here".
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.
New synagogue of Dushanbe to open soon
It will stand in a building given to the Jewish community by a rich banker. The old synagogue was demolished to build the new presidential palace. There is great fear in the country for religious freedom, especially for non-Islamic faiths, after the restrictive law promulgated last week.
27/07/2007 AFGHANISTAN - SOUTH KOREA
Anxious hours after the passing of the deadline for the 22 Korean hostages
The Kabul government seems convinced that a peaceful solution to the crises is possible. But in Seoul, after the murder of the pastor who led the volunteers, worry reigns. The dramatic phone call of one of the women held hostage.
15/10/2012 SOUTH KOREA
A new sanctuary for the Korean martyrs, "founders of the country"
On October 20, in the presence of civil and religious authorities, the Bishop of Daejeon Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung-sik will inaugurate a new place of worship, the largest in the country, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Byeongin persecution. "They are a source of daily inspiration for all of us."
06/05/2005 SOUTH KOREA
Church plans a North-South 'Reconciliation Centre'
The centre will include a church, a shrine and a seminary. It is being constructed to "promote relations with North Korea".
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