News from Berlin
Prayer for Korea in Berlin
May 07th, 2014
News from Berlin - The Korean Embassy in Berlin, Germany opened an incense altar on April 29th April for the Korean people who had lost their loved ones through the ferry accident of April 16th, 2014. The ferry which was traveling to Jeju, an island in southern Korea, from the opposite coast had more than 400 passengers on board including 325 high school students headed for their field trip in Jeju. 267 people died through the accident, and still 35 people are missing.
The whole of Korea is praying and paying their condolences for those lost and many are taking part in the “Yellow ribbon campaign”, which reflects people’s wishes for all the lost passengers to return to their family safely and as fast as possible. People who want to pay their condolences and pray for the casualties and for people who are still missing, are able to visit the lobby in the main building of the embassy between 9:00 and 17:00 daily.
The exact closing date of the altar is not announced yet, but we assume it will last until every missing passenger is returned to their family. The Korean embassy is located at Stülerstr. 10, 10787 Berlin near to the bus station “Corneliusbrücke”, and S+U Bhf. Zoologischer Garten. Further information can be found at Korean Embassy website (http://deu.mofa.go.kr).- News from Berlin - Berlin Global