Pope Francis on February 16, 2018, received 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:
Baek Man Lee was born on February 23, 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.