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South Korea is debating the closure of large residential facilities that still house 25,000 patients. Parents fear their children might lose the care and assistance they need. For Archbishop Peter Chung Soon-taick, all “situations are not all the same”. The most appropriate solutions should be provided for each.

Francis sends a message to the SIGNIS association, set to hold a congress in Seoul next month. In it the pontiff urges participants to help young people sift the truth from falsehoods and include communities that are currently on the margins of the digital world.

| 18/07/2022
by Guido Alberto Casanova

After the successful launch of the Nuri rocket - with technology developed entirely in the country - the South Korean government plans to hand over the leadership of the Kari aerospace programme to companies. A new agency entirely dedicated to the development of the "space economy" will open its doors in the city of Sacheon.

| 15/07/2022

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

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
by Guido Alberto Casanova

In South Korea there is no national legislation that recognises the right to sick leave. Now a pilot project is introducing coverage for all in five cities and one district of the capital. The pandemic brought the problem to light as employees infected with the Coronavirus showed up at work to avoid losing their income.



| 07/07/2022
by Guido Alberto Casanova

South Korea’s new president has presented his reforms to revive growth, held back by the global economy. Moon’s solidarity provisions on the country’s 100 largest corporations will be scrapped. The legal limit of 52-hour working week could also be revised. But all measures will go before a parliament where the conservatives People Power Party does not have a majority.

| 23/06/2022
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