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Communication on January 13, 2006

2009.08.27 10:43


Message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Issued

The Most Rev. Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, the president of the Committee for Promoting Christian Unity & Interreligious Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea(CBCK), issued a message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."(Matt 18:20) is the title of the message.

In this message the Most Rev. Hyginus Kim affirmed that "the Church must be the first to manifest and bear witness to the sign of unity if she wants to become the sign of the unity between God and man, and among human beings."

He said, "The Catholic Church and the Protestant Church, which are both on the journey to the unity, must perceive that they are called to be the community of common prayer, before they begin to dispute about the different doctrines between them." And he urged that "All Christians must understand that the unity is a grace of God and they have to persistently pray for this grace especially in this week of prayer for Christian unity."

And as the conclusion, he expressed his hope that "Priests and the laity could bear witness to the Christian hope through personal encounter among ministers, unreserved reciprocal visit among the laity, initiation of common prayer, and common measures for the local social agenda."

Favorable Response to the New Web-site of the CBCK

A favorable response is given to the recently renovated web-site of the CBCK(http://www.cbck.or.kr). As a matter of fact, the original web-site was launched on Jun. 28, 1998. This time the CBCK shows itself in the Internet as the center of the Church in Korea through a total renovation.

Most of all, the renovation is aiming at the user-friendliness. The netizens can easily understand the past and the present of the Universal Church and the Church in Korea at a sight on this web-site. And they can also easily access to the Church documents and materials. Especially, separate URLs are assigned to the "Kyeong Hyang Magazine"(http://zine.cbck.or.kr) and "The Pastoral Institute of Korea"(http://samok.cbck.or.kr) respectively, for the convenience of their special purposes.

Even an outsider can easily find many useful information about the Catholic Church both in the whole world and in Korea. For example, if you click on the "CBCK" icon on the web-site, you can find information of the latest activities of the Church in Korea, let alone the history and information of the CBCK. If you hit the "Catholic" icon, you will find many useful information about the Catholic Church, like the history of the Catholic Church, summarized Catholic teachings, prayers in common use, liturgical celebration, Holy Father, Vatican.

If you click on the "resource library", you will find, first of all, the Bible in various Korean versions including the Korean Bible, newly translated, and furthermore, the New American Bible in English. And You can also search through the Canon Law, the documents of the II Vatican Council, and various documents of the Holy See, which all are translated into Korean for the convenience of the web-site visitors. Even for those who have interest in Church documents in foreign languages, it provides a fast link to the related sites. The web-site will be renewed continuously in the future as new technology and demands surge.

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752 Messages for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2009.08.14 15466
751 National Common Educational Materials for Marriage Preparation 2015.11.16 15336
750 The 21th Korean-Japanese Bishops’ Exchange Meeting 2016.01.29 15246
749 The 25th Catholic Mass Communications Awards Ceremony 2016.01.29 15165
748 Statement Against the Legislation of a Law on So-Called 'Dignified Death' Recognized as an Euthanasia 2009.08.27 14817
747 A Special Seminar on the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy 2015.11.16 14786
746 Prohibition of the Sacrament of Matrimony for the Migrant Women in Disguised Marriage 2010.11.22 14486
745 On-Sight Exposure for Bishops in 2015 2015.11.16 14468
744 Statement on the Occasion of the First Memorial Day of the Sewol Ferry Disaster 2015.05.04 14229
743 The First Joint Retreat of Catholics and Protestants 2010.08.31 14129
742 A Documentary Film on the Life of a Korean Missionary Priest is a Good Box Office 2010.11.01 14105
741 Message for the 96th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2010 2010.04.16 14022
740 Decree of the Bishop of Suwon on the Private Revelation of Theresa Hwang of Sangju Date 2008-10-17 2009.08.27 13941
739 The Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, Holding a Seminar of ‘Jubilee of Mercy’ 2015.12.01 13912
738 2014 Pastoral Letters of Diocesan Bishops 2014.02.06 13872
737 Forum on the Cooperation of the Government and the Church with the Management of the Social Welfare Facilities 2010.11.01 13699
736 The 19th Korean-Japanese Bishops' Colloquium 2014.02.06 13448
735 Guidebook for the SCCs in Korea published 2014.03.28 13415


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