“There are still many people in Korean society who do not know Jesus or understand his will. We must proclaim the Word of Jesus Christ and do our best to allow His will and His love to permeate every corner of our society”. This is the exhortation addressed to all the Korean faithful by the Bishops’ Conference of Korea on the occasion of the “Extraordinary Missionary Month”, announced by Pope Francis for October 2019, to celebrate the centenary of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud of Pope Benedict XV.
The Bishops recognize that “Korean Catholics have made an important contribution to the democratization of Korean society and the promotion of human rights. However, this is not the time for us to be self-satisfied: rather we should be fighting for spiritual growth”. “Just as Jesus showed his preferential love for the poor, the marginalized and the rejected of society – the note concludes – we too will have to bring his love to all corners of society, showing attention towards the most vulnerable. Through missionary societies, the words of Jesus will spread to the ends of the earth”.
Read the full exhortation; http://www.fides.org/en/news/66724-ASIA_SOUTH_KOREA_The_Bishops_for_the_Missionary_Month_This_is_not_the_time_for_self_satisfaction_but_for_the_announcement_of_the_Gospel_to_the_poorest