» 08/13/2013, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
"From Mary's Assumption comes hope for peace in Korea," says archbishop of Seoul
On 15 August, as the world celebrates the end of World War II, the Korean Church celebrates with particular devotion the Assumption, which liberated the country from Japanese imperialism. In a message to the faithful, the archbishop noted that only by living all as "true Christians can we hope to see the end of the inter-Korean conflict".
Card Yeom says Korea’s liberation was a gift from Mary, urges prayer for North-South reconciliation
The prelate issues a message for the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the beginning of Korea’s division. “It is a painful reality that a people that speaks the same language should turn against itself for 70, long years.” In the message, the cardinal calls for prayers and acts of reconciliation, urges the governments of the two Koreas to pursue the same goal.
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Korean bishops urge prayers for national unity and Christian rebirth
Messages to the faithful are issued for the Solemnity of the Assumption and the Day of Liberation from Japanese rule.
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In his message for the New Year , Msgr. Andrew Yeom Soo- jung invites Korean Catholics to put aside " greed and selfishness " to find that " a life lived in love is the key to happiness. We should all follow the example of the Holy Family ."
24/12/2013 SOUTH KOREA
Archbishop of Seoul: Living Christmas every day, to fight the ills of society
Bishop Andrew Yeom Soo- jung invites the faithful to pray "for the marginalized, the poor, the sick and our North Korean brethren". And remember the importance of fighting "the darkness of a world affected by materialism, atheism, suicides and divorces" with the light of salvation of the new born Christ.
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Seoul archbishop: religions united against materialism and atheism
The bishop writes to the Buddhist community on the Buddha's birthday. "In the midst of conflict and division, people of faith are called to give a sign of peace and sharing." Love and mercy should be "rooted in our whole society."
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