Seoul, South Korea, Nov 10, 2016 / 15:35 pm
Catholics in South Korea have a unique position to evangelize, one scholar says.
"Since the 1990s, the Vatican has been encouraging the Korean Church to take responsibility for evangelizing the rest of Asia," Prof. Kirsteen Kim said. "Not only the quality of its witness but also practical considerations lie behind this."
Kim, a professor of theology and world Christianity at Leeds University in the United Kingdom, profiled the Church in South Korea and its missionary activity in the U.K. newspaper The Catholic Herald Nov. 11.
About 200 South Korean priests are serving as missionaries in other countries, while 400 serve overseas Korean communities. The Korean Mission Society, founded in 1975, has sent more than 70 priests abroad.