Director of Psy's 'Hangover' Music Video Helms Tribute for Pope Francis

6:04 AM PST 07/10/2014 by Lee Hyo-won
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Cha Eun-taek and other South Korean celebrities have teamed up for the charity project ahead of the papal visit.

SEOUL – The director of Psy's "Hangover" music video, Cha Eun-taek, has made headlines for a more sacred mission—a special tribute for Pope Francis in time for His Holiness' South Korean tour. Top local stars have also taken part in the charity project.

The director has made a music video for "Koinonia," a song composed by K-pop veteran Noh Young-shim, the title of which means camaraderie and communion in Greek. The video premiered on Monday at Myeongdong Cathedral, the country's highest Catholic prelate, ahead of the Pope's visit here from Aug. 14-18.

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Won Dong-yeon, known for the 2012 hit Korean film Masquerade, produced the project that stars A-list actors Ahn Sung-ki, Kim Tae-hee, Kim Ha-neul and Kim Woo-bin, among other celebrities known to be devout Catholics. Prima ballerina Kim Joo-won and Olympic short track speed skater Park Seung-hi also make appearances.

All proceeds from the video project will go to charity.

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"We created this music video in order to help the underprivileged, which is a main concern for the Pope," said Won. "All of the celebrities felt it was a great honor to take part in such a project."

"We will dedicate this video to the Pope as a gift," said Huh Young-yeop, a spokesperson for the committee. The video will be screened during some of the key events set to be carried out during His Holiness' stay in Korea.

Watch the video below.

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