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Catholicism is Korea's most trusted faith

Catholic World News - September 27, 2010

Catholicism is the most trusted faith in Korea, a new survey shows.

The weekly magazine Sisain found that when readers were asked to name the two most credible religions in Korea, Catholicism scored highest, gaining almost 58% of the votes. Buddhism followed with 50%.

The public esteem for Catholicism reflects in part the willngness of Church leaders to tackle controversial social issues, a Church spokesman said.

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  • Posted by: Anselm - Sep. 28, 2010 10:59 AM ET USA

    When I was stationed their in 1997-1998, Catholicism was the largest Christian denomination. It was great being their as I was involved with the English and Korean speak Cursillo community. As a result, St. Andrew Kim Taegon is one of my patrons.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 27, 2010 6:08 PM ET USA

    Wow! This is a surprise. I thought the largest percentage of Koreans were Methodists.

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