Rector Major's visit to Korea (1)
Seoul, South Korea, 13 November 2018 -- The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB and his companions Fr Vaclav Klement (the Regional Councillor EAO), and Fr Horacio Lopez, Secretary, arrived safely at Kimpo Seoul International airport on 13 November in the morning.
This official Visit of the Rector Major to Korea Province is the first time in eight years since that of the former Rector Major, Fr Pascual Chávez Villanueva, SDB in 2010. This time Fr Ángel is going to stay in Korea for 6 days.
At Kimpo airport around 15 people, including Fr Stefano Yang (The Provincial of Korea), SDB confreres and members of the Salesian Family in Korea, warmly welcomed the Rector Major and his team. Receiving bouquets from the Superior of the SCG (Seoul province), members of FMA, VDB, and ASC, the Rector Major said “Piacere” and gave them warm smiles.
After lunch, the Rector Major will visit Dae-rim dong community (the juvenile detention and treatment facility of Salesio), which is called “The New Oratory of Valdoco in Korea” by Korean Salesians. Before this big event on the first day the Rector Major will meet some Korean News reporters for an official interview and announcement of this special period.
The Rector Major will meet the other Salesians, the members of the Salesian Family in Korea, and of course the youth and school students in every place, and have time for sharing with the spirit of Don Bosco, the Father, Teacher, and Friend of Youth.
Welcome to Korea, Successor of Don Bosco, Don Ángel!