Korean Church to pray for peace on the peninsula
by Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Military ordinariate bishop pays tribute to the two soldiers killed in North Korean attack against Yeonpyeong Island, urges everyone to pray for country and victims.

Seoul (AsiaNews) – In the tense atmosphere that has descended upon the Korean Peninsula, the Church prays for peace. This morning, the Most Rev Francis Xavier Yu Soo-il, bishop of the Military Ordinariate, visited the funeral chapel where the two soldiers killed in the North Korean attack against Yeonpyeong Island on Tuesday are laying in state.

 “Their life was great,” the prelate said surrounded by their relatives. “I shall pray God to grant them his mercy and eternal peace for their souls.”

During his visit, Bishop Yu urged everyone to pray for peace in the Korea Peninsula, for the families of the four people killed as well as for the 15 people who were wounded in the attack, including four Catholics.