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Twenty new priests and thirty deacons to be ordained in Seoul

Twenty new priests and thirty deacons to be ordained in Seoul

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul will ordain 20 priests on February 5.

Active Korean Catholic priests likely to exceed 5,000 by this year

Active Korean Catholic priests likely to exceed 5,000 by this year

The number of foreign priests now active in South Korea stood at 138 by last September, a decrease of 20 from the previous year.

Jesuits mark 60 years in Korea

Jesuits mark 60 years in Korea

The Anniversary celebrations had begun with a mass of gratitude at the Jesuit Apostolic Center in Seoul on July 31, the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola.

North Korea sentences Canadian pastor to hard labor for life

North Korea sentences Canadian pastor to hard labor for life

Hyeon Soo Lim, the head pastor at a Toronto church that is one of Canada's largest, has been held by North Korea since February.

Canadian Pastor still being interrogated in North Korea

Canadian Pastor still being interrogated in North Korea

Rev. Hyeon-soo Lim has been detained by the North Korean government and has not been in contact with family or friends since January 31.

North Korea agrees regular visits by South Catholic priests

North Korea agrees regular visits by South Catholic priests

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK) announced the news at a Dec 7 press conference in Seoul.

South Korean bishops visit North to promote cooperation

South Korean bishops visit North to promote cooperation

The team of some 22 people including five bishops left Gimpo Airport on Dec 1 to Beijing, en route to Pyongyang.

Seoul’s Jubilee prayer initiative for Church in North Korea

Seoul’s Jubilee prayer initiative for Church in North Korea

The Archdiocesan communications office informed the initiative is open to anyone who wants to pray for the North Korean Church.

Providing home to run-away teenagers in Korea’s Suwon

Providing home to run-away teenagers in Korea’s Suwon

“Only few go to reception centers. Others are likely to dramatically destroy their young lives with alcohol, prostitution, theft, violence, imprisonment,” Fr. Bordo said.

Catholic Church holds Mass for peaceful Korean Peninsula

Catholic Church holds Mass for peaceful Korean Peninsula

Archbishop Kim urged the leaders of the two countries to have "open minds and strive for fresh rounds of genuine talks."

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