By Nancy C. Carvajal
The South Korean embassy in Manila has asked the Bureau of Immigration to set aside deportation proceedings against one of its nationals who was convicted by a Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) of a crime involving moral turpitude almost 20 years ago, documents obtained by the Inquirer showed.
The Philippines is the second top destination for criminal suspects fleeing South Korea, a news report by The Korea Herald said on Wednesday.
Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs on Saturday at a Mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for in an increasingly materialistic, globalized world.
Pope Francis agreed on Friday to baptize the father of one of many students killed in South Korea’s ferry disaster as he met with the victims’ relatives before a Mass in the city of Daejeon.
Pope Francis arrives in Seoul on Thursday looking to fuel a new era of Catholic growth in Asia–a mission fraught with complex political challenges but huge potential rewards.