.- Archbishop Nicholas Cheong of Seoul, South Korea, called on Catholics this week to âpray for North Korea so that our brothers and sisters in that land may live happily and be blessed with Godâs mercyâ.
According to the Fides news agency, the newly appointed cardinal said that one of his pastoral priorities would be reconciliation and concrete aid to North Koreans.
He urged Catholics to be âsalt, light and leaven in societyâ, to assist the poor, excluded and marginalized people and be channels of reconciliation particularly with North Korea.
Talks between the two Koreans were restarted last Thursday after a two-year long suspension. Observers see the new talks as part of a slow process of rapprochement which started in 2000 with the history making summit meeting of the respective leaders.