Korean Catholicism

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When thinking about the continent of Asia , many people assume the place to be filled with Buddhists, Taoists, Hindus, and other unfamiliar religions of which the West has little experience. This was the case many years ago, but it is not the case today. It is important for people to understand Korean Catholicism in our modern world in order to have an enriched faith experience in their own situations.
 
Though many do not realize it, there are many Koreans in South Korea as well as the United States who are Catholic. According to statistics, about ten percent of South Koreans are Catholic. Ten percent may not seem like much, but for a country formally filled by Eastern religions, ten percent is a staggering number. Imagine one out of every ten people one meets in the United States is Buddhist (the current number is less than one percent). This…

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