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Yoon attends Mass honoring victims of Itaewon crowd crush

SEOUL– President Yoon Suk-yeol and first lady Kim Keon-hee attended a memorial Mass held Sunday at the Myeongdong Cathedral for the victims of the Itaewon crowd crush.

It was Yoon’s third attendance in a religious service honoring the victims, following a Buddhist memorial service at the Joggye Temple in central Seoul on Friday and a church service organized by the United Christian Churches of Korea on Saturday.

During Sunday’s Mass, Yoon was seen crossing himself and praying.

Unlike the two previous services, Yoon did not take the podium for a speech.

On Friday, Yoon said he is “profoundly heartbroken and sorry” as the president responsible for the people’s lives and safety. He said Saturday that he will never be free from an apologetic heart for failing to protect young people.

At least 156 people, mostly in their 20s, were killed in the tragedy.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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