Posts Tagged ‘Seoul’

North Korea denies missile launches aimed at Pope

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

North Korea says its firing of three rockets shortly before Pope Francis arrived in the south Korean capital had nothing to do with the papal visit The short range rockets were fired from multiple launchers from North Korea and travelled 220 km,  before landing in waters east of the Korean peninsula on August 14. The Read more

Pope to highlight global focus in South Korea

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

(RNS) Pope Francis departs next week (Aug. 14) on a five-day trip to South Korea, his first to Asia and the start of an important new papal focus on the region. In January, Francis will return to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and a trip to Japan — where the pope wanted to go Read more