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136 barbed wire crosses on display in Rome…靑 “Overcoming division and wishing for peace”

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Melting old barbed wire to make a cross… President Moon visits the Santa Nhacio Cathedral exhibition

President Moon Jae-in and his wife at the exhibition ‘Barbed wire becomes peace’

(Rome = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Jae-gu = President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook attend the exhibition ‘Barbed Wire Becomes Peace’ held at the Basilica of Santignacio di Loyola in Rome, Italy on the 29th (local time). 2021.10.29 [email protected]

(Rome = Yonhap News) Reporter Hyeong-seop Lim and Gyeong-jun Park = President Moon Jae-in and his wife, who are visiting Italy to attend the G20 summit, held the ‘Barbed Wire, Peace Becomes’ held at the Basilica di Santa Nhacio in Rome on the afternoon of the 29th (local time). visited the exhibition.

At this exhibition, 136 ‘Peace Crosses’ made in the shape of a cross by melting the old barbed wire used in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) were exhibited.

Considering the fact that the two Koreas suffered division for 68 years after the armistice of the Korean War, 136 crosses, double the number of 68, were used.

President Moon Jae-in at the LED Candle Lighting Ceremony
President Moon Jae-in at the LED Candle Lighting Ceremony

(Rome = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Jae-goo = President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook held the LED candle lighting ceremony of the exhibits that symbolize the Korean Peninsula at the ‘Barbed Wire Becomes Peace’ exhibition held at the Basilica di Loyola in Rome, Italy on the 29th (local time). are doing 2021.10.29 [email protected]

The exhibition was attended by Minister Lee In-young of the Ministry of Unification, who organized the event, Dae-hoon Kwon, a professor of sculpture at Seoul National University, who created the work, and Yong-man Park, chairman of Walking Together Road, who is known to have come up with the idea for this exhibition (Chairman of Doosan Business Research Institute).

In particular, President Moon and his wife were handed candles from Korean and Italian copy children (children who help with mass) to light the last piece of art on display depicting the Korean Peninsula.

President Moon Jae-in and his wife praying
President Moon Jae-in and his wife praying

(Rome = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Jae-goo = President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook are praying during the exhibition ‘Barbed Wire Becomes Peace’ held at the Basilica di Loyola in Rome, Italy on the 29th (local time). 2021.10.29 [email protected]

The Blue House explained, “Utilizing the scrap barbed wire that has fulfilled its mission, the desire for overcoming division and peace has been sublimated into a work of art.”

Meanwhile, the Blue House reported that the Santa Nhacio Cathedral is continuing its relationship with Korea by holding a concert on the theme of peace on the Korean Peninsula in 2019.

Ministry of Unification exhibits 'Peace Cross' made by melting barbed wire in Romans DMZ [통일부 제공, 재판매 및 DB 금지] photo@yna.co.kr

Ministry of Unification exhibits ‘Peace Cross’ made by melting barbed wire in Romans DMZ [통일부 제공, 재판매 및 DB 금지] [email protected]

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