Korean pilgrims march for peace at World Youth Day

Cardinal Yeom and Bishop Chung join prayers for the unification of Korea
Korean pilgrims march for peace at World Youth Day

Cardinal Andrew Yeom (left) and Bishop Peter Chung lead Korean youths from the Archdiocese of Seoul on their pilgrimage for peace and the unification of Korea on Jan. 26 at the World Youth Day event in Panama. (Photo supplied)

ucanews.com reporter, Seoul
South Korea
January 28, 2019
South Korean youths from the Archdiocese of Seoul took part in a pilgrimage with Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung and Auxiliary Bishop Peter Chung Soon-taek at the World Youth Day gathering in Panama.

They enjoyed a special holy hour followed by a walking pilgrimage to Cinta Costera, the main venue for the Way of the Cross with Pope Francis, on Jan. 26.

After a final catechism, the Korean pilgrims gathered in Christo Rey Church to pray for peace and the unification of Korea in the holy hour.

Cardinal Yeom and Bishop Chung stayed with the youngsters during the Way of the Cross, not taking their prepared seats near the altar. 

World Youth Day was held from Jan. 22-27 with the theme of "I'm the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word (Lk. 1,38)."

About 150,000 youngsters including 370 from South Korea participated in the biggest religious festival for worldwide youth.

A wide range of themes such as youth, migrants, indigenous people, a common home and women were discussed at the event.

The Korean youngsters left Seoul on Jan. 14 to take part in the Days in the Dioceses event in Costa Rica from Jan. 17-20 before travelling to Panama for World Youth Day.

Cardinal Yeom with Korean pilgrims at World Youth Day in Panama on Jan. 26. (Photo supplied)

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