Sunday, March 31, 2013

ASIA : SOUTH KOREA : BISHOP SPENDS EASTER WITH HOSPITAL PATIENTS

ASIA NEWS REPORT
by Joseph Yun Li-sun
The bishop, Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung-sik, will celebrate the great Easter Vigil in the Cathedral. The next day, however, will be devoted to a diocesan geriatric hospital "Easter is the cornerstone of our faith and the perennial source of hope for mankind. It should be shared with those who need it most. "


Daejeon (AsiaNews) - The Easter Triduum "is the central moment of the life of the Church but also the fulcrum of human hope. This is why I decided to spend time with the elderly and the sick, those who are most in need", the Bishop of Daejeon, Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung-sik, tells AsiaNews about his Easter "agenda" and launches a message: "We follow the new Pope to become a poor Church for the poor."
The Mass, the Lord's Supper was celebrated yesterday by the bishop in the tiny parish of Unsan, on the outskirts of the diocese. Instead today, the Way of the Cross will be held in the cathedral, as well as the Easter Vigil: "In the evening we will be in the" Daeheung-dong "(the central church of the diocese, dedicated to St. Joseph.) Last year, Buddhist monks took part, this year I do not know if they can join us. We try to maintain the best possible relations: I'm visit them on the day of Buddha's birthday and they come at Easter and Christmas".
Easter Sunday, however, Msgr. You will go to the old and sick, "I will try to spend all day in a Home for the Aged of the diocese, to be with them. Nearby is a geriatric hospital and a center for the disabled. We made a qualitative leap since we took up this center, which originally was run by the state:  after saying Mass, in fact, I will also bless the new parts of the hospital".
The choice is not random: "These holidays are the heart of our faith, but above all they are the perennial source of hope for the human being. I think it's only right to share this eternal hope with those who need it most, that is those who suffer and are alone".
On the feast of St. Joseph, the diocese has also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the seminary: "I celebrated a Mass for the new Pope with my priests and told them that,  in the footsteps of Francis, we must commit ourselves to really become a poor Church for the poor. "

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