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Pope Francis indicates willingness to visit North Korea

If it materialises, such a visit would be the first by a pope to North Korea.

By: AP | Vatican City | Published: October 18, 2018 7:41:24 pm
Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea Pope Francis. (Reuters photo)

South Korea’s president has met with Pope Francis in a private audience, and his office says that the pontiff indicated his willingness to visit North Korea.

The South Korean presidential office said in a statement Thursday that President Moon Jae-in “conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s desire for a papal visit to North Korea”. A formal invitation directly from North Korea will follow.

The office said Francis said that “if the invitation comes, I will surely respond to it, and I can possibly go”.

Kim initially indicated his desire for a papal visit during a Korean summit last month. If it materialises, such a visit would be the first by a pope to North Korea.

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