Visit Of the Bishop of Busan, One of Our Link Dioceses

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The Right Reverend Onesimus Park, bishop of Busan diocese in Korea came recently to England to attend a conference in Canterbury for recently appointed bishops or baby bishops as he described them. He spent a few days in Peterborough diocese and we took him to Oxford. Here he is at the foot of the Martyrs’ memorial. We think of Bishops Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer as martyrs for our faith but it was in the reign of Queen Mary, in the 1550s. The Anglican church in Korea remembers men and women who died within living memory and in North Korea men and women are still being persecuted for their faith. Bishop Onesimus brought with him his wife, Veronica, and her sister, Deborah. It was a great privilege to spend time with them. Can we pray earnestly for the work of the bishop and for the diocese of Busan in what is a predominantly Buddhist part of the world.

Sue Tringham

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