Seoul – South Korea “is a good example of how a nation can live in interfaith peace, an example of important universal values like the family, life and moral teaching for the young. This comes from religious and cultural exchanges,” Card Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, told South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a courtesy visit to the Blue House, South Korea’s presidential palace.
The prelate is in South Korea with the Mgr Pier Luigi Celata, secretary of the same Pontifical Council. They arrived on Monday and are set to leave tomorrow. They were invited by the local Episcopal Committee for Promoting Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue.
In addition to meeting the South Korean president, they are expected to meet South Korea’s Culture minister and the director of Religious Affairs.