Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Father Moon Jung-hyun


The Hankyoreh, South Korea's main leftist organ, takes up his cause — Priest on 3-year sabbatical following Samsung slush fund disclosure. From the article:
    Father Jeon Jong-hoon, 54, is a representative of Catholic Priests’ Association for Justice (CPAJ), an organization that played an intermediary role in attorney Kim Yong-cheol’s 2007 disclosure of a Samsung slush fund. Father Jeon is proceeding into his third straight year of sabbatical, after recently being excluded from the assignment of priests in the Archdiocese of Seoul. A growing number of critics within the Catholic Church are calling the decision not to give Jeon an assignment “unprecedented in the history of the Korean Catholic Church” and are charging it as retaliation against CPAJ, which contributed to exposing the Samsung slush fund.
I don't have a dog in this fight, but I like the photo, whose caption reads, "Father Moon Jung-hyun offers a ‘one-person prayer’ calling on the Korean Catholic Church to reflect on its responsibilities, which has become an increasingly closed system."

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