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NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Korea, Kim jong-un unleashes crackdown on Christianity
Detention and repatriation for those with ties to the church in China. This outward expansion from the border region is a reflection of the regime's determination to deal with the possibility of mass desertions and thwart the potential of ideological unrest.
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.
24/05/2011 NORTH KOREA
Still some Christians “alive and respected” under Kim regime
South Korean Protestant Pastor: "In North Korea there are still about 40 thousand Christians: some tortured and committed to labour camps, but who set an example for everyone." The Catholic Church does not confirm these figures but praises the attitude of those who managed to escape, "missionary of hope for us all."
08/05/2010 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang and Rome: no one knows the fate of the bishops of North Korea
For the Vatican they are "missing", but still listed as pastors of their dioceses in the Pontifical Yearbook. For the regime of the North they are "perfect strangers" and since the Eighties no official has responded to questions regarding their whereabouts.
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.
27/08/2004 NORTH KOREA - CHINA
North Korean guards kill defectors crossing border
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