Pope Francis has named Msgr. Simon Ok Hyun-jin, Archbishop of Gwangju (South Korea). He was currently the auxiliary of the same Archdiocese. He succeeds Archbishop Hyginus Hee-joong Kim who resigned on November 19 from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese.
Pope Francis expresses his sorrow for the over 150 people killed at a Halloween street party in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, as the country’s Catholic Bishops call for a thorough investigation into the causes.
The purpose of the SWC was to raise awareness of the importance of peace in the backdrop of global wars and conflicts, and the culture of friction and hate in the digital world is seriously threatening the value of peace.
Paolo Ruffini, the Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, addresses this year's SIGNIS World Congress in Seoul, recalling that "the only way to respond to the challenge of technology is not to think of it as an idol."