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Presentation of the Credential Letters of the Ambassador of Korea to the Holy See, 16.02.2018

At 10.00 this morning, the Holy Father Francis received in audience H.E. Mr. Baek Man Lee, Ambassador of Korea to the Holy See, on the occasion of the presentation of his letters of credence.

The following is a brief biography of the new ambassador:

H.E. Mr. Baek Man Lee
Ambassador of Korea to the Holy See

H.E. Mr. Baek Man Lee was born on 23 February 1956. He is married and has two children.

He graduated in economics from Seoul National University, Korea in 1978, and specialized in mass communications at Chungang University, Seoul, in 2010.

He has held, among others, the following positions: editorial writer at The Hankook-Ilbo (2001); director of the Reporting Division at Korea Business TV (2002); deputy minister, Government Information Agency (2004-2006); senior secretary to the President for Public Relations (2006-2007); special advisor to the President for Public Relations (2007); visiting professor at Mokpo National University (2008-2010); honorary ambassador to the Cambodia Xavier Jesuit School (2016); Catholic missionary at the Catholic Catechetical Institute (2017).

He knows English.