* The Twelfth Korean-Japanese Bishops' Exchange Meeting
The twelfth Korean-Japanese Bishops' Exchange Meeting took place under the theme “the Formation of Priests” at the Hanti Retreat House in the Archdiocese of Daegu, from November 14 to 16, 2006.
Twenty Korean bishops, including the Most Rev. John Chang Yik, Bishop of Chunchon, President of the Cathoic Bishops' Conference of Korea, and sixteen Japanese bishops, including the Most Rev. Augustine Nomura Jun-ich, Bishop of Nagoya, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan, participated in the meeting.
During this meeting, the bishops shared their pastoral experiences through the presentation of the local situation in this area: the Most Rev. John Tong Hon, Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong, presented the local situation of the formation of priests in China with the themes "Formation of Priests in China", "Formation of Sisters in China"; the Most Rev. Vincent Ri Pyung-ho, Bishop of Jeonju, with the theme "General Principles of the Course of the Formation of Priests at the Gwangju Catholic University"; the Most Rev. Paul Ri Moun-hi, Archbishop of Daegu, with the theme "Introduction of Major Seminary of the Archdiocese of Daegu"; the Most Rev. Rafael Umemura Masahiro, Bishop of Yokohama, with the themes "Annual Report of Tokyo Catholic Seminary 2005-2006" and "Annual Report Fukuoka St. Sulpice Major Seminary".