He was the bishop of Pyongyang. For more than sixty years he was considered “missing.” But now the Holy See has made his death official, at the age of 106. To permit the opening of his cause of beatification
I’m guessing they declared him dead because he’s been missing for so long and if he’s now at the age where he’s probably dead. In all likelihood I would say that he was martyred by the North Korean Communist regime. I’m sorry about the title as he is not yet a saint but that was the title of the article.