24 Sep '11, 9am

S. Korean religious leaders end visit to N. Korea

S. Korean religious leaders end visit to N. Korea

SEOUL: A group of South Korean religious leaders headed home Saturday from North Korea after their rare joint visit to the communist state aimed at easing cross-border tensions. Pyongyang's official news agency reported the delegation's departure but gave no details. On Thursday the group had met Kim Yong-Nam, the country's number two leader, in what the agency called a "compatriotic atmosphere". Among the 24-member delegation were the heads of seven major religious groups including Roman Catholics, Protestants and Buddhists. They had been scheduled to hold joint services and other events with their counterparts. On their departure from South Korea Wednesday, Gwangju Archbishop Kim Hee-Joong said religious leaders from the two sides "hope to contribute, even in small part, to uniting hearts towards reunification and opening a new chapter of reconciliation and cooperation"....

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