Korean Catholics say deal over sex slavery 'not acceptable'

While government officials and analysts praised Japan's offer of compensation for Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese imperial occupiers in the 1930s and '40s, others expressed disappointment.

Pope Francis' Korea visit not without controversies

Pope Francis' upcoming trip to South Korea has sparked controversy there, revealing long-festering church-state divisions and even some feuds among Korean Catholics themselves.

A congress for the laity in Asia without the 'church of Asia'?


SEOUL -- Tomorrow, Sept. 1, the Korean Catholic church holds a big event, the "Congress of Catholic Laity in Asia." Some 200 clergy, religious and laity from various countries in Asia will take part in the week-long event, along with some 200 local Catholics. As a layperson in the local church, I am delighted and welcome the congress with my whole heart.