Seoul, May, 15th, 2017 (UCAN). 'The Catholic Times of Korea' has been a 'lighthouse' that helped Koreans look at society with the eyes of Christ. The Catholic Times of Korea, founded by young lay Catholics in 1927, pledged to keep elucidating the teachings of Christ, at its 90th anniversary celebration.  

The newspaper held the celebration at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul. It featured a Mass and a function for long-time subscribers, benefactors and supporters as well as Korean bishops including Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul, Archbishops Hyginus Kim Hee-joong of Kwang and Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil of Daegu.

In his homily, Archbishop Cho of Daegu asked the weekly to "continue transmitting truth, caring for the poor and alienated and helping Catholics look at society with the eyes of Christ."

At the function, The Catholic Times thanked subscribers and benefactors. Bernard Lee Sang-yeong, 89, who has been subscribing to the weekly for 43 years, said, "The Catholic Times has been a lighthouse in my faith life."

Cardinal Yeom said in his congratulatory message, "It is no exaggeration to say that The Catholic Times is a history of the Korean Catholic Church. Through the weekly, Korean Catholics have listened to the voice of God as it appeared in the lives of the faithful."

Father Pius Yi Ki-soo, president and publisher of the weekly, said, "A church leaflet founded by a group of young laypeople during Japanese colonial rule has grown into a full representation of the Korean Church. I give thanks to all the people who contributed to this miracle."