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Country's martyrs believed all people are 'equal as sons and daughters of God'

Seek equality and abandon privilege, Korean church told

A man passes in front of a huge wall painting for Korea's Catholic martyrs at Solmoe Shrine in Dangjin, in this file photo. (Photo by AFP)

ucanews.com reporter, Seoul
South Korea

September 21, 2016

The Catholic Church in Korea has been urged by an academic to follow the example of the country's martyrs by pursuing equality and abandoning privilege.

"The core of the spirituality we should learn from the martyrs is the pursuit of equality and the abandonment of privilege," said Ignatius Cho Kwang, honorary professor at Korean University, in an address to a Sept. 10 symposium about the 1866 Byeongin persecution.

"Those values are taken for granted these days but they were the revolutionary ideas at that time," Cho said at the event that was held at Hwasudong church in Incheon.

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