Friday, October 20, 2006

Korean Translation of Compendium OK'd

Korean Translation of Compendium OK'd

SEOUL, South Korea, OCT. 20, 2006 ( This country's bishops have approved the Korean translation of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The translation was approved during the plenary assembly of the bishops' conference, held Oct. 9-12, according to the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

The compendium is a "faithful and sure synthesis" of the Catechism, said Benedict XVI in the document that approved its publication in 2005.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which has been translated into more than 50 languages, was promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1992.

During their assembly, the Korean bishops elected Bishop John Chang-yik, 72, of Chuncheon as president of the conference.

The bishops also established a commission for youth pastoral care, and appointed as its president Auxiliary Bishop Basil Cho Kyu-man, 51, of Seoul.

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