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BUSAN, South Korea -- South Korea's newly appointed cardinal, Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, today vowed efforts to realize Pope Francis' vision of a church serving the poor. 

The 71-year-old archbishop of Seoul was one of the 19 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday. He is South Korea's third-ever cardinal after late Stephen Kim Sou-hwan (1922-2009) and Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk. 

The new cardinal said during a congratulatory ceremony in Seoul said that he would make efforts to realize Pope Francis' vision of a church toiling for the poor and those on the margins of society and to make it a church serving the community. 

He also said that he believes the pope appointed him to the post to make him effectively carry out the mission of the church. In addition, he promised to respect efforts made by late Cardinal Kim and Cardinal Cheong and add his own.

Andrew Yeom Soo-jung Named Cardinal by Pope Francis


BUSAN, South Korea – South Korea’s newly appointed cardinal, Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, today vowed efforts to realize Pope Francis’ vision of a church serving the poor. 

The 71-year-old archbishop of Seoul was one of the 19 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday. He is South Korea’s third-ever cardinal after late Stephen Kim Sou-hwan (1922-2009) and Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk. 

The new cardinal said during a congratulatory ceremony in Seoul said that he would make efforts to realize Pope Francis’ vision of a church toiling for the poor and those on the margins of society and to make it a church serving the community. 

He also said that he believes the pope appointed him to the post to make him effectively carry out the mission of the church. In addition, he promised to respect efforts made by late Cardinal Kim and Cardinal Cheong and add his own.

Source: Busan eFM News

Photo: Asianews.it


 

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