On Saturday, December 8, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the DMZ area of Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea. He shared in the pain that the division of the peninsula has brought to the Korean people. Together with Koreans he held a memorial service for those fallen during the Korean war and prayed for peace and reunification. Specifically, he prayed for the reunion of those families that have not been able to meet each other because of the division.
HAH then visited the Borderline Peace School. He was greeted with much love and warm hospitality. There, representatives of the school explained the mission of the school and its striving for reunification.
We give thanks to God that HAH has made this historic meeting. Also, we thank all those who together made this trip possible. Through the prayers of HAH and all those before him, may reunification and peace come to the Korean peninsula.