Posts Tagged ‘Korean Peninsula’

South Korea’s Moon urges Pope Francis to visit North Korea

Monday, November 1st, 2021
Moon and Pope Francis

On Friday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Pope Francis, presented him with a cross made from barbed wire, and urged him to visit North Korea. Moon, a Catholic, was in Rome for the G20 summit of world leaders and held private talks with the pope for about 25 minutes, the Vatican said. The cross Read more

Kim Jong-un speaks of Pope visiting North Korea

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Kim Jong-un has spoken of how he would “ardently welcome Pope Francis” if Francis were to agree to visit Pyongyang. His invitation is seen as a gesture designed to highlight peace on the Korean peninsula. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will relay Kim’s desire to host a papal visit when he visits the Vatican later Read more