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10,000 CONVERTS IN SOUTH KOREA

And 14,000 are under instruction

MORE Koreans became Catholics last year than in any previous year on record: 10,057 conversions have been reported by the six mission territories in South Korea for the year ending on June 30.

Catechumens—Koreans under instruction—numbered 14,502.

In 1939 the figures for all Korea, then undivided, were 6,067 adult converts and 12.670 catechumens.

The Taegu vicariate, which now has the largest population, reports 4,114 converts. Korean priests under Korean Bishop Choc' staff the vicariate.

Only 250 priests

Bishop Ro and his priests in the Seoul vicariate report 1,529.

The Taejon prefecture, staffed by Paris missionaries and Korean priests under Bishop Larriheau report 2,400.

The Columban Fathers and their Korean colleagues under Fr. Harold Henry, of Minneapolis. had 1.292 converts in the Kwangju prefecture.

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