Seoul, June, 13th, 2017 (Ucan). Church officials met in Seoul to discuss the newly-established Korean section of Vatican Radio, the first language version produced outside of the Vatican.

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul and Monsignor Dario Edoardo Vigano, the Vatican's communications director, discussed further cooperation for the newly-established Korean section of the Vatican Radio on June 2.

"The project is a role model on cooperation between a local church and the Vatican," said Monsignor Vigano.

"As the translation work is done in Korea, our stories are sent to Korean Catholics faster and more accurately. It is the first such trial for us to run a language section outside the Vatican," he said.

On March 14, the Seoul Archdiocese and the Secretariat for Communication signed the MoU to operate Vatican Radio's Korean section.

Under the direct supervision of Cardinal Yeom, the archdiocesan Communications and Media Affairs Department are translating all content provided by Vatican Radio, including Pope Francis' speeches, and the activities of the Vatican and local churches worldwide.

The Korean section is staffed with eight translators and an editorial team of five priests who studied in Rome. In total, eight priests and seven lay people are carrying out the project, working in an office in Seoul and in Rome.