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Pope Francis to bless Joseon martyrs
Mar 20, 2014
"When translated, Yaso (耶蘇) is the king to grant salvation to the world and Dusa (陡斯) is the name our Heavenly God, Cheonju (天主), took after incarnation (降生). Dusa created heaven and earth and all things dwelling upon it when earth was a formless void. First of mankind, Ahdang (亞...


New committee prepares for unification
Mar 17, 2014
A new presidential committee to prepare for unification will be inaugurated this April. President Park Geun-hye will directly preside over the committee. On March 14, Cheong Wa Dae announced its plans for the composition of the committee and for what role it will play. According ...


President meets with head of Mongolian Parliament
Mar 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with Zandaakhuu Enkhbold, chairman of the State Great Hural, the Mongolian Parliament, on March 14 at Cheong Wa Dae, to discuss ways to boost cooperation between Korea and Mongolia. President Park welcomed Chairman Enkhbold’s visit to Korea. She said c...


President meets Catholic leaders
Mar 17, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung and other Roman Catholic leaders on March 14. During the luncheon, President Park congratulated Cardinal Yeom on his ordination and discussed preparations for Pope Francis’s trip to Korea scheduled for this August. Pre...


World fixes eyes on Korean development model
Mar 17, 2014
There is a constant flow of government officials from around the world coming to Korea to learn its secrets of success. They come here to explore the nation’s development systems across a wide range of fields. On March 11, Korea welcomed a group of four officials from the United ...


Key to happiness lies with the smallest actions
Mar 13, 2014
The Presidential Committee for National Cohesion launched a campaign titled, ”Small Actions Lead to Great Satisfaction,” on March 12, 2014. At the launch ceremony, gugak starlet Song So-hee, North Korean defector turned boxer Choi Hyun-mi, singer Seol Un-do and the Rainbow Choir,...


Gov’t to expand aid to N. Korea
Mar 13, 2014
The South Korean government has given permission to expand the number of humanitarian aid missions from private organizations that go to North Korea. On March 11, the Unification Ministry approved the application of a private organization, the Human Earth Organization, to send hu...


Korea-Canada FTA to lift tariffs within 10 years
Mar 12, 2014
Korea and Canada have concluded their free trade negotiations, President Park Geun-hye and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced in a joint statement on March 11. After eight years and eight months of free trade agreement (FTA) talks, Canada agreed to gradually lift ta...


Korea, Canada conclude FTA
Mar 12, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on March 11. The two leaders announced the conclusion of the Korea-Canada free trade agreement (FTA). They urged North Korea to give up its nuclear program in order to pursue sustainable peace a...

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Pope Francis to visit Korea in August
Mar 11, 2014
Pope Francis has been invited to Korea by President Park Geun-hye and the Korean bishops. Pope Francis (photo courtesy by Apostolic Nunciature in Korea)   During the visit, Pope Francis is to meet with President Park and attend the 6th Asian Youth Day event, from Augu...