ASIA/NORTH KOREA - Cardinal Yeom approves the march for peace in the demilitarized zone

Friday, 15 May 2015

Seoul (Agenzia Fides) - To approve swiftly the "march of women for peace and reunification of Korea" proposed by a group of women from twelve countries in the world, in the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas: is what Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Archbishop of Seoul says to the government. In a letter, the Cardinal pointed out that "this event would be a wonderful gift for the 70th anniversary of the separation".
The request to march was sent by the Nobel Prize, the Catholic Mairead Maguire, founder of the movement "Peace People": thirty other women involved in organizations that promote peace and dialogue, have appealed to Korean institutions to fulfill their symbolic pilgrimage on May 24, on the occasion of the International Day for pac and disarmament. Activists want to reach the village of Panmunjom, located in the border area. The group has already received a positive response on behalf of the authorities of North Korea. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 15/05/2015)