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
. 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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