S. Korea church to shed some Christmas light on North
SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean church plans to display Christmas lights near the border with North Korea, military officials said on Thursday, despite concerns about a violent response from Pyongyang.
A Presbyterian church in Seoul will set up the giant display on a tree-shaped steel tower near the heavily-fortified border, the defence ministry said.
The Christmas lights on a military-controlled hill in Gimpo west of Seoul will be switched on for 12 days from Dec 22, it said.
Last month a different church group shelved its plans for a similar display after local residents voiced fears that Pyongyang might shell the illuminations.