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Catholic priest receives doctorate from Buddhist university

 In South Korea, inter-religious dialogue is taking place at many levels - Fides News Service reports. This week, Catholic priest Father Thomas Kwak Sang-hun of Seoul archdiocese has been awarded a doctorate in Research in Buddhism at Dongguk Buddhist University, where he did his thesis on 'Comparison between mercy in early Buddhist writings and charity in the synoptic Gospels". His work has been welcomed by both the Buddhist and Catholic communities as a fruit and example of collaboration between the two religious communities. Father Thomas told Fides he is sure his studies will be useful in his for missionary activity. He said: "Today we are missionaries through witness of life, with actions of genuine love of neighbour. Mercy and charity are effective means of mission." Source: Fides