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SOUTH KOREA: A Church That Gives

Twenty-three (23) new priests were ordained in Seoul’s Myeongdong Cathedral during a solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by Archbishop Peter Chung Soon-taick, O.C.D.

The Mass, which was attended in-person only by the parents of the new priests–in full compliance with the South Korean government’s Covid-19 protocols–was streamed live on the diocesan channel, Catholic Peace Broadcasting Corporation TV, and on its YouTube channel.

Three of the new priests, underlined the Archbishop, are members of the “Seoul International Catholic Missionary Society,” a group founded in 2005 by the Archdiocese of Seoul, committed to sending missionaries to Latin America.

He called the initiative a concrete sign that the Church in Korea has transformed itself from a ‘Church that welcomes’ to a ‘Church that gives,’ ready to take on a missionary vision and solidarity abroad, thus ready for the Missio ad Gentes.”  

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