The visit of Pope Francis to South Korea 13-18 August 2014 has drawn worldwide attention to the agitated church history of this country. In a radio feature of the Bayerisscher Rundfunk Abbot Primate Notker and Abbot President Jeremias explain the role of the Benedictines in the evangelization of Korea.
The renovation of the Congregation House, seat of the Congregation offices at St. Ottilien, was finished in September 2014. The old procure building had been put up in 1972 following a decision of the general chapter. It needed re-roofing and new windows, re-wiring, a new entrance and some interior reconfiguration. It now houses the offices for the abbot preisdent, the Congregation procurator and the Congregation secretary, the administration and the logistics office, a small library and conference room. The same building also houses the mission procure of the archabbey of St. Ottilien and its press office.