Rank-and-file members have been calling for Seoljeong (left) to resign as the executive head of the Jogye Order. Photo: AFP

Top Buddhist leader in South Korea ordered to quit amid corruption, fatherhood claims

With more than 3,000 temples, 13,000 monks and 7 million followers, the Jogye Order accounts for most of South Korea’s Buddhists and is highly influential in a country where religion remains a powerful social force

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Rank-and-file members have been calling for Seoljeong (left) to resign as the executive head of the Jogye Order. Photo: AFP
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