The leaders of the 7th Order meet Pope Francis on September 19 (local time) to discuss religious harmony.
According to the Buddhist community on the 31st, the Korean Council of Religious Leaders (Cathedral Hyup), the 7 largest religious leaders group in Korea, plans to set up an overseas pilgrimage group to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Vatican, Israel, from September 13 to 21. On September 19th, he will meet Pope Francis to discuss world peace and cooperation between the religious world.
It is the first time that the supreme leader of Korean Buddhism has met the Pope. An official of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism said, “I understand that this meeting was made by Archbishop Kim Hee-joong, who is the chairman of the Bishops’ Conference on Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue.”
Chongjihyup, an incorporated association, was established in October 1997 for interreligious harmony and exchange, and 7 representative heads of religions in Korean society are participating. Monk Wonhaeng, head of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, serves as the co-chair of the Jong Jihyeop. The co-representatives are Kim Hee-joong, Archbishop of the Catholic Bishops’ Church of Korea, Na Sang-ho, Won-Buddhist correctional director, Son Jin-woo, Sungkyunkwan director, Chondogyo Park Sang-jong, Kim Ryeong-ha, Korean National Religious Association President Kim Ryeong-ha, and Kim Hyun-seong, interim president of the Korean Christian Federation.