To celebrate the Week of Communication, the Daughters of St Paul community in Daehakro, Seoul, organised a programme of events from 12 to 15 May together with the SSP Brothers.
The theme of the various initiatives was Communicating by meeting people where and how they are, according to Pope Francis’ Message for the LV [55th] World Communications Day.
Many activities were also transmitted via Youtube Live from the FSP channel in Korea:
– first day: Talk Show entitled “Opportunities and pitfalls in the web” directed by Jung-A Park fsp, Chang Heun Han ssp and journalist Huen Jin Jung, on the rapid change of the media and the difficulties of communication in the time of the Coronavirus.
– second day: explanation of Pope Francis’ message for the 55th World Day of Social Communications, given by Father Dong Ho Park, from the diocese of Seoul. Father Park analysed the phrase “Consuming the soles of the shoes” [hitting the streets] reflecting on the reality of the press today.
– two days of relay Bible reading: two bishops opened and closed this intense moment of reading the Word: Benedict Son, bishop of the diocese of Seoul, and Siomon Ok, bishop of the diocese of GuangJu. About 96 people took part, including children and grandparents. A beautiful testimony in proclaiming passages from the Bible following the breath of the Holy Spirit.
– conclusion: celebration of the Mass of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, presided by Bishop Simone Ok.
Although there were difficulties due to the Coronavirus, everyone was able to experience God’s love through his Word, both those present and those connected via Youtube.
Through the increasingly powerful and effective modern media, the Lord is opening up new paths to the Pauline charism in the world.