» 04/05/2012, 00.00
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
North and South meeting at Easter for "prayer and reconciliation"
Christian delegations from across the divide meet in Kaesong to pray together for the unity of the peninsula. Hope in a new season of trust and future reconciliation is rekindled.
"Praying together in North Korea," Korean Christians say
The meeting is set for 12 June in the chapel of the Kaesong industrial complex, an inter-Korean joint venture. Tensions remain high on the peninsula because of a missile launch. The presence of Christians in North Korea raises doubts.
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