Archdiocese of Seoul sends missionary priests to France and Japan

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The Episcopal Vicar for Missions highlighted the important role played by the Archdiocese of Seoul in missionary work, contributing to the sending out of priests, consecrated people and lay people.

South Korea – Seoul (15/09/2021 17:09, Gaudium Press) The Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea, will send two priests on mission later this year. The first will go to the Diocese of Luçon (France), while the second will be sent to the Archdiocese of Tokyo (Japan).

Important missionary role of the Archdiocese of Seoul

To celebrate this event, the Department of Overseas Missionaries of the Archdiocese organized a Solemn Holy Mass, presided by the Episcopal Vicar for the Missions, Bishop Job Yobi Koo, and concelebrated by seven other priests, besides the two who will be sent on mission.

In his homily, Bishop Koo highlighted the important role played by the Archdiocese of Seoul in missionary work, contributing to the sending of priests, consecrated and lay people. “Pope Francis and his predecessors have expressly asked us to be especially attentive and dedicated to missionary work in East Asia.”

The great need to spread the Gospel and evangelise the world

“We are grateful to be able to send two priests as missionaries in these crucial moments in which there is a great need to spread the Gospel and evangelise the world. Responding to God’s call to missions will be an opportunity to grow and flourish as authentic disciples of God,” he concluded.

Korean priest Peter Lee will be sent to a parish in the French diocese of Luçon. The missionary priest who will go to Tokyo, meanwhile, will fulfill a request from Archbishop Isao Kikuchi. Currently, eight Korean diocesan priests work as missionaries in Japan. (EPC)

 

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