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A culture of dialogue needs to be prioritized to help resolve tensions, says bishops conference president

As South Korean president ousted, bishops urge harmony

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye bows prior to delivering an address on Nov. 4 to the nation at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was fired by the country's top court on March 10 as it upheld her impeachment by parliament over a wide-ranging corruption scandal. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP)

ucanews.com reporter, Seoul
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March 10, 2017

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Korean bishops have urged their country to strive for harmony following news that scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye has been forced from office by a court ruling March 10.

Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea, said that it was not comfortable to see Park being impeached, as she was the country's elected official.

"She was elected by us. Now, she is impeached and we should now build a stable country through harmony and through this we need to overcome the confrontation and tension among Koreans," Archbishop Kim said at a press conference at his office in Gwangju just after the Constitutional Court of Korea upheld Park's impeachment that was filed Dec. 9.

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