Symposium told that forgiveness is needed to bring reconciliation between the hostile neighbors
Catholic experts from Japan and Korea discuss ways to build peace between their hostile nations at an Oct. 30-31 international symposium at Sogang University in Seoul. (Photo: Catholic Times, Korea)
Ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Japan this month focusing on global peace, Catholic scholars from Japan and South Korea are seeking ways to end the conflict between the two nations.Some 50 scholars from the rival neighbors met for an international symposium on Oct. 30-31 in Seoul after diplomatic relations plummeted to a new low in recent months. “The road to reconciliation should be a continuation of asking for forgiveness and forgiving,” said Korean Jesuit Father Alexander Pak Sang-hun, director of the Jesuit Research Center for Advocacy and Solidarity.
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