|Catholicism is Busting Out All Over - in China & South Korea|
|Written by Sherry|
|Friday, 26 January 2007 10:51|
Fascinating article by Sandro Magister here.
Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk of Seoul, told Magister in an interview that:
“Over the past ten years the Catholic Church in Korea has gone from less than three million faithful to over five million,” recounts cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, who has been archbishop of Seoul since 1998. “And vocations also continue to flourish. By now we are 10 percent of the population, the highest percentage in Asia after the Philippines and Vietnam. In Seoul, we make up 14 percent of the population, and we have launched an initiative called the Evangelization Twenty Twenty Movement, with the aim of reaching 20 percent by 2020. Particularly promising is missionary activity among the young soldiers, whose ranks have swelled to 18 percent Catholic as of last year.”
He sounds pretty intentional about that.