#ShortNews: South Korea to build ‘chapel of peace’ in demilitarized zone

A new chapel will be built in the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjom, a truce village on the inter-Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that was established at the end of the (1950-53) Korean War. On June 5 a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new chapel presided over by Bishop Francis Xavier Yu Soo-il.

The 65-year armistice means the two Koreas remain technically in a state of war despite a recent series of rapprochement talks between U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

The facility, which will be placed in front of the JSA Visitor Center, will act as a “chapel of peace” in this historic setting where the scars of the war remain despite the latest wave of momentum for reconciliation and increased inter-Korean exchanges.

Read Full Article: https://www.ucanews.com/news/south-korea-to-build-chapel-of-peace-in-panmunjom-on-dmz/82618

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