(April 9) Archbishop Simon Ok Hyun-jin of Gwanju Archdiocese presided over the Easter Mass with about 600 migrant Catholics and pastoral workers of this ministry, including Fr. Jonrey Lauron RCJ who works at the archiocesan Migrant Center in the city. The Mass was celebrated in a mixture of Korean, English, Vietnamese, and East Timorese at the Gwanju Catholic Lifelong Educational Center.
On the same day, at the Suncheon Catholic Migrant Center, Fr. Peter Kim Jun Oh, the chaplain in charge of the Center, presented Fr. Balquin and Fr. Cuong the faculties granted to them by Archbishop Ok Hyun-jin to administer the sacraments. Both confreres work in the migrant ministry of the Archdiocese of Gwangju, serving the Suncheon District's English/Filipino and Vietnamese-speaking Catholic communities, respectively.