More than 40 people representing seven countries in the region and participants of K-POP Latin Competition sent a video message to the youth of Latin America to Francisco
The Cultural Center of the Embassy of Korea has conducted numerous activities in the country of origin of Jorge Bergoglio to celebrate the visit of Pope Francisco to Korea. In the House of the Province of Buenos Aires held the "Concert tribute to Pope Francisco" where the Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Mario Poli, the apostolic nuncio, Emil Tscherrig Korean ambassador Han Byung-kil were present general secretary of the government of the province of Buenos Aires, Lic. Martín Ferré, director general of Culture and Education, Dr.. Nora de Lucía, and Undersecretary Rodolfo Valenta, in the same choir had outstanding performances and Hanulim Chascomús-School orchestra. It opened at the Cultural Center of the Embassy of Korea photo exhibition "Pope Francisco and the Korean community through images" where photographic records and historical documentation about the work of Bergoglio exhibited by the resident Korean community in Capital Federal, in his time as episcopal vicar of Flores. A giant Francisco on the front of the Korean Embassy in Av. Libertador San Martin de Tours was also deployed. In addition, the K-POP Contest took Latin America, with more than 40 people representing seven countries in the region to make a video message for the youth of Latin America.
During the first day of the high priest in Korea, the spokesmen of the Blue House, the building of the national executive of the Asian country, made it known that this visit of Francisco was requested by President Park four times: twice by official letters and two sometimes through Korean emissaries sent by the Vatican. The first Korean president has a close relationship with Catholicism. Although never officially said about their religion, in 1965, while attending high school in a school run by the Catholic Church, was baptized under the name Juliana.
In addition to official statements, the media emphasized in Korean shows humility of Pope born in Argentina. Had wide repercussions not traveling on a first class seat on the plane of line Alitalia, and to ask for shipping the smallest car made by the Korean automaker Kia Soul model. The Korean people are surprised by the low profile and austerity Pope Francisco.
Among those who traveled to Korea for the occasion, the auxiliary bishop of San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Korean Lim Han Moon is counted. The same was requested by the South Korean Catholic community to assist in the preparations for the reception, their knowledge of the culture of Argentina. So this time is presented as an opportunity for the cultures of Argentina and Korea to strengthen ties.