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The Christmas Messages of Diocesan Bishops

2010.12.23 16:22


* The Christmas Messages of Diocesan Bishops


Each Diocesan Bishop issued his Christmas Message celebrating the nativity of Child Jesus on December 25, 2010, and urged the faithful to be reborn as Christians who bring hope to neighbours in difficulties.


Through the Messages, the Bishops wished a joyful Christmas especially for the marginalized such as non-regular workers, migrant workers, multicultural families, 'Saeteomin' (North Korean refugee settled in South Korea), the aged living alone, and poorly-fed children. They underlined that on the occasion of Christmas we should make efforts to overcome all kinds of division and conflict in the world and especially tensions on the Korean peninsula in building a world filled with true peace of Jesus Christ.


H.E. Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Jinsuk, Archbishop of Seoul, said that since Christmas fundamentally directs toward 'a world without discrimination' we should bring hope and consolation to the weak who can hardly be respected human dignity within social alienation and discrimination."


In his message, the Most Rev. Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, Archbishop of Kwangju, stressed that we are looking forward to a state which has preferential option for the poor and the marginalized and therefore Christians should be faithful to their role as salt and light in the world to safeguard human dignity.


The Most Rev. Thaddeus Cho Hwan-gil, Archbishop of Daegu, said that in our days of economic and political anxiety there is an urgent need for true peace, to which the only way is for us to follow the example of Jesus Christ who came to bring us peace.
No. Subject Date Views
514 Concert for Abolition of Death Penalty: 'Say Peace, Sing Life.' 2011.08.31 7667
513 The Last Letter of Bishop St. Daveluy Released 2009.12.11 7655
512 Installation of Archbishop of Kwangju 2010.05.07 7655
511 Workshop for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Foreign Residents Living in Korea 2011.03.31 7653
510 Communications on Mar. 23, 2001 2009.08.24 7647
509 Approval of Some Documents Submitted to the Permanent Council of the CBCK 2009.09.21 7645
508 Installation Ceremony of the Coadjutor Archbishop of Kwangju 2009.09.11 7643
507 Establishment of the Commission on Faith and Order of Korean Churches 2014.05.30 7643
506 Korean Bishops’ Pilgrimage on Foot in the Year of Faith 2013.09.13 7639
505 Communications on May 25, 2001 2009.08.24 7627
504 Installation Ceremony of Archbishop of Daegu 2010.12.23 7622
503 Communications on Dec. 15, 2000 2009.08.24 7620
502 Week for the Protection of Life 2009.08.27 7620
501 27th Meeting of the Diocesan Directors and Overseas Representatives of the CBCK Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Foreign Residents Living in Korea 2011.02.21 7617
500 'Catholic Hasang Ongoing Formation Center for the Elderly' 2013.01.22 7606
499 Publication of the Vol. 7 of the Catechism for Youth 2011.05.23 7595
498 Statistics of Overseas Korean Catholics 2010 2011.02.28 7593
497 2009 International ICCRS Event Held at Kkottongnae, Korea 2009.08.27 7591
496 Campaign for the Abolition of Death Penalty 2009.10.26 7589
495 2011 Mystery of Life Award Ceremony 2011.02.25 7580


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