CBCK News

 CBCK News

 

Message to the 19th President of Korea

2017.05.10 15:49

Views:781

Message to the 19th President of Korea

 

I would like to congratulate Mr. Moon Jae-in, presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, on his election as a new president of South Korea.

 

Over the last few months, we have gone through a difficult time of national split relating the impeachment of the former president Park Geun-hye. Finally, The Constitutional Court of Korea decided the impeachment of former president Park and the early presidential election was held on May 9, 2017 when Mr. Moon Jae-in was elected as a new president of Korea.

Now we are in urgent need of a credible leader who keeps principles and steps towards true peace and justice beyond today’s conflicts and confrontations.

May the new president be a great leader who can make democracy take root in this country, and bring peace and prosperity to the Korean people.

 

I hope that the new president will lead this nation to be one where in spirit of the Constitution, the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the society can be treated with human dignity and respect, where everyone enjoys the right to freedom of thought and conscience, expressing and communicating one’s opinion without any restriction. I would like him to promote balanced development of the nation, and to appoint his staff in a fair and impartial manner so that all selected competent persons may take part in the new government administration. We also would like him to propose a clear vision and governmental management philosophy for the future which can make all Korean people in the North and South Korea reconciliate and coexist in peace.

 

I pray President Moon may be a faithful servant working for all Korean people and under him Korean people may live together in unity.

May the day when justice shall surge like water and goodness like an unfailing stream (Am 5,24) come near.

 

I would like to extend our sincere congratulations to President Moon once again.

 

 

+ Hyginus KIM Hee-joong

Archbishop of Gwangju

President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea

 

No. Subject Date Views
744 Plenary Indulgence for Pilgrims Visiting Some Churches Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary 2009.08.14 12070
743 Messages for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2009.08.14 11738
742 Statement Against the Legislation of a Law on So-Called 'Dignified Death' Recognized as an Euthanasia 2009.08.27 11199
741 The First Joint Retreat of Catholics and Protestants 2010.08.31 10393
740 Message for the 96th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2010 2010.04.16 10234
739 Prohibition of the Sacrament of Matrimony for the Migrant Women in Disguised Marriage 2010.11.22 9977
738 Decree of the Bishop of Suwon on the Private Revelation of Theresa Hwang of Sangju Date 2008-10-17 2009.08.27 9840
737 A Documentary Film on the Life of a Korean Missionary Priest is a Good Box Office 2010.11.01 9547
736 Benedictine Sr. Caritas, Mother of the Deaf-Dumb, Celebrates Her 88th Birthday 2009.08.24 9264
735 Forum on the Cooperation of the Government and the Church with the Management of the Social Welfare Facilities 2010.11.01 9241
734 Inter-religious Youth Make Peace Pilgrimage 2009.08.24 9205
733 International Symposium Held to the Memory of Stephen Cardinal Kim 2009.09.25 9003
732 Communications on Sept. 28, 2001 2009.08.24 8976
731 The Closing of the Tribunal Session for the Cause of the Beatification of 124 Korean Martyrs 2009.08.27 8854
730 Presentation of the Petition for the Beatification of 124 Korean martyrs and Fr. Thomas Choe Yang-eo 2009.08.27 8781
729 Message for the Week for the Sanctification of the Family 2010.12.23 8599
728 South Korean Priests and North Korean Catholics Join Hands to Commemorate Patriot An and Agree on Joint Excavation of His Remains 2009.08.24 8597
727 Message for the 27th Human Rights Sunday 2009.08.27 8478
726 The 5000th Korean Priest Ordained 2009.08.27 8341
725 Reopening of the Museum of Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine 2009.09.21 8236

CBCK News



XE Login