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Communication on March 18, 2005

2009.08.25 16:18


* Communique on the 2005 Spring General Assembly of the CBCK

Bishops in Korea held the 2005 Spring General Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea from March 7th to 10th, 2005 and decided as follows.

1. The Bishops decided to adapt the new translation of the Bible as an official version in the Catholic Church with the Korean title of "Seong Gyeong"(Biblia Sacra). More than 15 years of toil of many biblical scholars in the Catholic Church in Korea produced this new translation which is more faithful to the original text.

2. The Bishops approved the publication of the Guidance for Catechesis in the Catholic Church in Korea and the Syllabus of the Catechesis for Sunday Schools, which the Committee for Catechesis presented.

3. To avoid the Day of Prayer for the Reconciliation and Unity of the Korean People falling on the same date with the Papal Sunday, the Bishops decided to observe the Day of Prayer for the Reconciliation and Unity of the Korean People on the Sunday preceding June 25th (Korean War Memorial Day).

4. In Korea, the Migration Day will be celebrated on May 1st (when it is Sunday) or the Sunday preceding May 1st, from the year of 2005.

5. To celebrate the Year of the Eucharist proclaimed by the Holy Father, the Bishops decided to hold events by each diocese.

6. The Bishops decided to set up the "Committee for Pastoral Administration" on a temporary basis for the standardization of pastoral administration among dioceses, including the reformation of register system within the Church.

7. It was decided that the Bishop of Uijeongbu should participate in the Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People.

8. The Bishops decided to positively support on the level of the episcopal conference the constitutional petition that the Bioethics Committee is planning to make for the amendment of the "Bill Concerning Ethics and Security of Life."

9. The Bishops approved the "Regulations for the Administration of Archives in the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea."

10. To make the Korean-Japanese Bishops' Exchange Meeting more fruitful, the Bishops elected the Most Rev. Peter Kang U-il, Bishop of Cheju, the Most Rev. Paul Ri Moun-hi, Archbishop of Daegu, and the Most Rev. John Chang Yik, Bishop of Chunchon, as the collaborators of the Korean side.

11. The Bishops decided to unify the signs of the Catholic churches across the nation as "Catholic ○○ Church" and to register the public sign of the Catholic Church as a trademark.


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