* Date : 2019-06-25
Father Kim Ha-jong, whose Italian name is Vincenzo Bordo, was born and raised in Italy but is now helping the needy in a faraway land, Korea. Interestingly, he is much more widely known as a priest in an apron instead of priestly robes.
Since 1992, two years after he came to Korea, he has provided pastoral care for the urban poor in a shantytown in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do Province.
In 1993, he established Anna's House, an indoor soup kitchen for dinner meals, the first of its kind in Korea. There, he's been practicing giving ever since.
Anna's House provides warm support for the needy as a soup kitchen for the homeless, self-reliance support facilities as well as a shelter for runaway teenagers.
Father Kim Ha-jong has received recognition for his devotion and sacrifice with the Ho-Am Prize in 2014, Immigrant of the Year Award in 2015, and Order of Civil Merit, Camellia Medal awarded by people in February this year.
On today's Heart-to-Heart, we will hear about Father Kim Ha-jong who has been steadily sending a message of hope and love with his good deed over many years.