Seoul, South Korea, Sep 14, 2009 / 22:10 pm
After two years of remodeling which included the addition of multimedia exhibits, the Korean Martyrs Museum-Shrine has reopened in Seoul.
The Museum-Shrine, which contains rooms for liturgical celebration and prayer, was built in 1967 on the site in Jeoldusan where many of the Korean martyrs died from 1866 to 1873. Thousands of Catholics were killed in the fierce persecutions.
The Shrine-Museum presents numerous historical documents, visual reconstructions, photographs and documentaries, Fides news agency reports.
Archbishop of Seoul Cardinal Nicholas Choeng inaugurated the reopening of the Shrine-Museum, calling it a place of “extraordinary importance” for making known the history of the Church in Korea and “the faith of our predecessors.”