Prelate praises Buddhist spirituality in face of secularism
Catholic World News - May 15, 2013
In a message to Buddhists on the occasion of the 2,557th anniversary of Buddha’s birth, South Korea’s leading prelate paid tribute to Buddhism’s “spirituality of love and sharing.”
“Our society is full of various conflicts and divisions,” Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul said in his message. “We are faced with problems such as the rise of materialism and atheism, and the lack of moral values.”
“In such moments, I believe that the role of us men of faith is very important,” he continued. “The most important thing for us is the spirituality of sharing, mercy and love. We must carry out actions of love visible to others and become the biggest sign of peace for the world.”
The nation of 48.9 million is 10% Catholic, approximately 20% Protestant, and 23% Buddhist; nearly half of South Koreans profess no religion.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our October expenses ($33,217 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!