South Korean bishop 1st to visit North in 5 years
Catholic World News - September 05, 2011
On September 21, Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-jong of Kwangju will become the first South Korean prelate to visit Communist North Korea in over five years.
“It is a very positive sign: the political authorities in the North have invited us, and the government in the South has given its approval,” Archbishop Kim told the Fides news agency. “We will meet political leaders and civil authorities. We hope that this visit will help to reopen an official dialogue between the two countries.”
“Even North Korea needs a relation,” he added. “We know that we risk exploitation, but the important thing now is to help reopen a channel.”
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