CBCK News

 CBCK News

 

Message to the 19th President of Korea

2017.05.10 15:49

Views:4183

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
753 CBCK: Against the Constitutional Court’s Decision on the Anti-Abortion Law 2019.04.15 1036
752 Homily - Holy Mass for the Sixth Anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope Francis 2019.03.29 921
751 Regarding Success of the Summit between North Korea and the United States 2018.06.14 3082
750 Regarding the Joint Panmunjeom Declaration by the Leaders of South and North Korea 2018.05.02 3549
749 Statistics of the Catholic Church in Korea 2017 2018.04.25 3665
748 Results of the 2018 Spring General Assembly of the CBCK 2018.04.25 3249
747 Message of the President of the CBCK Committee for the Reconciliation of the Korean People: Praying for the Success of the Inter-Korean Summit 2018.04.25 3380
746 Message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2018.04.25 2954
745 Message for the Month of Mission 2017 2017.10.01 4522
744 Appeal of the Catholic Church in Korea for Peace on the Korean Peninsula 2017.08.22 4598
» Message to the 19th President of Korea 2017.05.10 4183
742 The 25th Catholic Mass Communications Awards Ceremony 2016.01.29 11341
741 The 21th Korean-Japanese Bishops’ Exchange Meeting 2016.01.29 11204
740 The Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, Holding a Seminar of ‘Jubilee of Mercy’ 2015.12.01 10154
739 On-Sight Exposure for Bishops in 2015 2015.11.16 10699
738 National Common Educational Materials for Marriage Preparation 2015.11.16 11301
737 A Special Seminar on the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy 2015.11.16 10909
736 A Joint Statement on the Construction Plan of Gondola Lifts in National Parks 2015.11.16 10895
735 Academic Seminar on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Evangelium Vitae 2015.08.07 4736
734 The CBCK Committee for Social Communications, a Seminar on “Family and Media.” 2015.08.07 6572

CBCK News



XE Login