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Communication on October 22

2009.08.25 14:07

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* Communique on the 2004 Autumn General Assembly of the CBCK

Bishops in Korea held the 2004 Autumn General Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea from October 11 to 14, 2004 and decided as follows.

1. The bishops let the CBCK Committee for Canonical Affairs publish a collection of the local canon laws currently in effect in the Catholic Church in Korea, including the Pastoral Directory of the Catholic Church in Korea.

2. Until the new translation of the Bible is published in one volume in 2005, the draft of rituals submitted by the CBCK Committee for Liturgy (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, Rite of Confirmation, Rite of Religious Profession, Rite of Anointing of the Sick, and Rite of Christian Funerals) will be used in dioceses.

3. The bishops confirmed the form of "Agreement on Sending Fidei Dunum Priests" (Korean and English), which was prepared by the CBCK Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants, and decided to adapt this form to the circumstances of each diocese.

4. The bishops approved the Rules of the CBCK Committee for the Lay Apostolate.

5. The bishops approved the establishment of the Catholic Health Association of Korea under the wings of the CBCK Committee for "Caritas Coreana" and entrusted affairs related to the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care to the CBCK Committee for "Caritas Coreana."

6. Faithful to the will of the Holy Father, the Year of the Eucharist will be observed from October 2004 through October 2005 in each diocese.

7. A pastoral letter for the family will be issued on the occasion of the 2004 Advent season in the name of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea.

8. As the jurisdiction of the Korean Foreign Mission Society was transferred from the Diocese of Suwon to the Archdiocese of Seoul, the Most Rev. Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, Archbishop of Seoul, assumed the Moderator of the Society.

9. According to a request of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea, the bishops will present an emblem which will symbolize the Catholic churches in public information. The emblem was designed after the emblem of the 44th International Eucharistic Congress.

10. The 2005 Spring General Assembly was rescheduled for March 7-11, 2005.

11. Some of the Chairmen of the Episcopal Commissions and Presidents of National Committees are changed. And the Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants was put under the wings of the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs and the Committee for Culture, under the Episcopal Commission for Mission & Pastoral Care.

1) Chairmen of the Episcopal Commissions
- Episcopal Commission for Clergy & Religious:
                  Most Rev. Augustine Cheong Myong-jo
- Episcopal Commission for Doctrine:
                  Most Rev. Andreas Choi Chang-mou (remaining in office)
- Episcopal Commission for Mission & Pastoral Care:
                  Most Rev. James Kim Ji-seok
- Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs:
                  Most Rev. Peter Kang U-il
- Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People:
                  Most Rev. Paul Ri Moun-hi
- Special Episcopal Commission to Promote Beatification and Canonization:
                  Most Rev. Michael Pak Jeong-il (remaining in office)

2) Presidents of the National Committees
- Committee for Family Pastoral Ministry:
                 Most Rev. Peter Lee Ki-heon (remaining in office)
- Committee for Catechesis:
                 Most Rev. Gabriel Chang Bong-hun
- Committee on Education:
                 Most Rev. Matthias Ri Iong-hun
- Committee for Canonical Affairs:
                 Most Rev. Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (remaining in office)
- Committee for Promoting Christian Unity & Interreligious Dialogue:
                 Most Rev. Hyginus Kim Hee-joong
- Committee for Social Communications:
                 Most Rev. Paul Choi Duk-ki
- Committee for Culture:
                 Most Rev. James Kim Ji-seok (remaining in office)
- Committee for the Reconciliation of the Korean People:
                 Most Rev. Lucas Kim Woon-hoe (remaining in office)
- Committee for Evangelization:
                 Most Rev. John Choi Young-soo
- Committee for "Caritas Coreana":
                 Most Rev. Lazarus You Heung-sik
- Biblical Committee:
                 Most Rev. John Chrysostom Kwon Hyok-ju (remaining in office)
- Committee for the Doctrine of the Faith:
                 Most Rev. Francis Xavier Ahn Myong-ok (remaining in office)
- Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants:
                 Most Rev. Peter Kang U-il (remaining in office)
- Committee for Liturgy:
                 Most Rev. Vincent Ri Pyung-ho (remaining in office)
- Committee for Justice & Peace:
                 Most Rev. Boniface Choi Ki-san
- Committee for Catholic Terminology:
                 Most Rev. John Chang Yik (remaining in office)
- Committee for the Lay Apostolate:
                 Most Rev. Andrew Yeom Soo-jung (remaining in office)

3) Bishops with Special Duties
- In Charge of Religious-related Affairs:
                 Most Rev. Joseph Lee Han-taek, S.J. (remaining in office)
- Moderator of the Korean Foreign Mission Society:
                 Most Rev. Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk
- Moderator of the National Catholic Catechetical Institute:
                 Most Rev. Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (remaining in office, ex officio post)
- Moderator of the Pontifical Korean College:
                 Most Rev. Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (remaining in office)

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