South Korea

by Guido Alberto Casanova | NORTH KOREA - SOUTH KOREA

For South Korean President Yoon, “the door is always open for humanitarian aid, regardless of the political and military considerations of inter-Korean relations.” North Korean authorities have announced more than a million cases of “fever”. The crisis comes at a delicate time following North Korea’s latest nuclear tests and reports of a new, imminent launch.


The archdiocese is undertaking this initiative as part of the year of Amoris Laetitia announced by the pope. In South Korea, the number of families with grandparents caring for grandchildren is up because both parents have to work. The programme includes courses on self-care, grandchildren care, and religious care.

| 28/04/2022
| SOUTH KOREA

Exports from Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam are way down. Western sanctions against Russia weigh heavily. Conversely, imports from Russia are up, mainly because of higher gas, oil and grain prices. The same goes for China.

| 20/04/2022
| ASIA

On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
| VATICAN
by Guido Alberto Casanova

Yoon visited North Gyeongsang Province this week to mend fences with local conservatives. The Park administration ended in 2016-17 amid a corruption scandal. The former president was released from prison in December. Elections for the mayor of Daegu are set for June.

| 14/04/2022
| SOUTH KOREA
by Guido Alberto Casanova

The staff of the new conservative president is allegedly courting the popular Korean band. Also on the table is the question of exemption from compulsory military service. But fans rise up: no to exploitation.

| 07/04/2022
| SOUTH KOREA
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