Vatican offers solidarity over flight MH370, Korean ferry tragedies

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has expressed sorrow over Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which went missing with 239 passengers and flight crew on board, and the recent Korean ferry tragedy. Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, in a letter to Fr Eugene Benedict, [...]

How the Asian Youth Day inspired us

Seeing the pope, and experiencing Church unity and Korean hospitality were among the memories of S’pore CatholicsAt the 6th Asian Youth Day (AYD), 48 pilgrims from Singapore learnt about the stories of the Korean martyrs, trod the path of persecution, met with Pope Francis, and shared in the joyful celebration of Catholics gathering from many [...]

The Church In Korea (1950)

War is raging in Korea and millions there are in agony. How can we be indifferent to the fate of our Korean brothers and sisters’? They are all creature::; of God like ourselves. And among them are Catholics, redeemed as we have been redeemed, by Christ’s Precious Blood, members of the great Christian family, our [...]

Korean Children Thank the Pope for His Service to Mankind

VATICAN CITY, 21 DEC 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience, three Korean children gave the Pope a file containing letters and drawings by thirty-three of their peers, prize-winners in a competition organised by the Korean embassy to the Holy See and published in the Korean Catholic daily “Pyeonghwa Shinmun”. More than 1,200 children from [...]

Korean actress to help combat teen suicide

SEOUL – A popular young TV actress has joined a Catholic campaign to prevent teenage suicides.Gabriella Seo Hyun-jin, 26, agreed to become an “Angel for Pro-Life” during a meeting with Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk of Seoul on July 11.The Angels for Pro-Life teenage anti-suicide group, was recently established by the One-Body One-Spirit Movement (OBOS), the [...]

Korean youths fight suicide

SEOUL – Angels for Pro-Life, a recently established teenage anti-suicide group, has staged a street campaign to try and reduce the numbers of youth suicides in South Korea.Seoul archdiocese’s One Body One Spirit Movement paraded through the capital’s Myeongdong shopping district on June 11 with the Catholic youth group to help them get their message [...]

Korean Christians demand toxic chemical probe

SEOUL – Christian environmentalists are urging a thorough investigation following a US TV report which alleged American forces dumped Vietnam-war era Agent Orange on Korean territory.In a May 13 report, KPHO, a television station based in Phoenix, Arizona, said US forces in Korea buried around 250 drums each containing about 208 litres of the defoliant [...]

South Korean faith leaders travel north to discuss aid

SEOUL – South Korean religious leaders met with their counterparts in the North recently to discuss details on humanitarian aid for the impoverished communist state.The April 27 meeting was the first such visit since South Korea accused North Korea of attacks last year.Rev Kim Nam-suc, Mr Stephen Yang Deog-chang of the Korean Catholic bishops’ conference [...]