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Lay council campaign takes root in Korea

Lay Apostolate, Korea - RV

Lay Apostolate, Korea - RV

06/04/2017 11:58

The Catholic Lay Apostolate Council of Korea organized a ‘Behave Like Movement’ especially for public officials on March 30 in Seoul. 

The Behave Like Movement of the Catholic Lay Apostolate Council  aims at encouraging  public officials to renew themselves and behave well.

It is particularly relevant to the Korean people as the country recently impeached their president in the wake of a public scandal. The lay council proclaimed the Behave Like Movement especially for public officials on March 30 in Seoul.

Some 400 officials joined the ceremony and pledged to behave like good public servants. Although the movement started in 2015 this was the first proclamation ceremony held especially for public officials.

Paul Kwon Kil-joong, chairperson of the lay council said, "The Behave Like Movement is a campaign helping people to find their identity and what they should do." During the proclamation ceremony, the public officials pledged to behave like good public servants.

After the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), in accordance with its spirit and teachings, especially with the emerging importance of the role of laity and that of lay apostolate both in the church and in society, the Korean Catholic Central Council for the Lay Apostolate was founded on July 23, 1968 at national level to revitalize the lay apostolate, and from October 14, 1976, it has been called the Catholic Lay Apostolate Council of Korea until now. (UCAN)

06/04/2017 11:58