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Korean cardinal books in with former school

Cardinal Cheong presents a complete collection of his 58 books to Chungang High School in Seoul

UCA News reporter, Seoul

UCA News reporter, Seoul

Published: July 10, 2020 04:18 AM GMT

Updated: July 10, 2020 04:19 AM GMT

Korean cardinal books in with former school

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong signs a book donation certificate during a ceremony on July 9. (Photo: Seoul Archdiocese)

With this year marking the 50th anniversary of his episcopacy, Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk of Seoul chose to present a complete collection of his 58 books to his alma mater, Chungang High School in Seoul.

A book donation ceremony was held on July 9 at the cardinal’s office in Hyehwa-dong, Seoul.

It was attended by Father Matthias Hur Young-yup (vice-chairman of Seoul Archdiocese's committee for communications), school principal Kim Chong Phil and reporters from the Catholic Peace Broadcasting Corporation (CPBC) and The Catholic Times.

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After the ceremony, the collection was delivered to Chungang High School’s library, where it was hailed by students as a special gift from the cardinal.

Cardinal Cheong, 88, served as the third archbishop of Seoul from 1998 until retirement in 2012.

A prolific author, he has written 58 books including The Great Mission: Collaborators of the Savior (2019), We Have been Healed through His Wounds (2015) and Annotated Code of Canon Law (1988-2002).

The 15-volume Annotated Code of Canon Law, which the cardinal wrote over a period of 15 years, has been a valuable asset for the Korean Catholic Church as it provides Korean translations and annotations of the new code promulgated in 1983 by St. Pope John Paul II.

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