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Korean bishops revise rules for priestly formation

SEOUL (UCAN): At its recent plenary assembly, held from October 15 to 17, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea approved a new set of guidelines which revise the direction of priestly formation, defining it as more of a lifetime journey rather than something just for seminarians in order to train priests to properly serve the demands of the faithful and society.
 

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Korean deacons on pilgrimage to embrace other religions

SEOUL (UCAN): Over 100 Catholic deacons in South Korea joined an Ecumenical and Interreligious Pilgrimage of Catholic Deacons, a June 20 to 22 pilgrimage to places of worship for other religions in Seoul to promote religious tolerance and understanding organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK).
 

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Concerns over greying Church and fewer baptisms in South Korea

SEOUL (UCAN): According to figures released on April 13 by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, a total of 96,794 young Catholics were baptised—representing a drop of 12.9 per cent compared to 2016.
 
It is the slowest rate of growth in the last decade, leaving Church authorities concerned about a continued wind-down as parishioners, in line with Korean society as a whole, are greying at the temples.
 

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