The Most Rev. Peter Lee Ki-heon, Bishop of the Military Ordinariate in Korea, signed his name in a written pledge for the posthumous cornea donation on April 19, 2008, participating in the campaign for organ donation, initiated by the Military Ordinariate in Korea in cooperation with the One-body One-spirit Movement (Director: Fr. Joseph Kim Yong-tae) of the Archdiocese of Seoul.
Bishop Lee said, "We have just started the campaign for organ donation on a large scale, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Military Ordinariate in Korea and the Divine Mercy Sunday". He added, "All members of the armed forces must personally practice the respect for life through organ donation, since they recognize very well the precious value of life as its protector."
The Military Ordinariate in Korea will keep on initiating such a campaign, lest it becomes just a showy event, and make it a love-sharing movement surpassing religious difference.
As a matter of fact, such a campaign for organ donation has been recently re-invigorated, as it was publicized that the late Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan, Archbishop emeritus of Seoul, died of the age of 86 on February 16, 2009, had given two patients a new light with his posthumously donated corneas. The news was compassionately accepted by the public and various organizations in Korea including all dioceses in Korea are now participating in or preparing for such a campaign.