North Korea wants to “ardently welcome” Pope Francis, South says

Pope Francis talks as he meets youth and the Synod Fathers at the Pope Paul VI hall in Vatican, October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, a gesture designed to highlight peace efforts, South Korea’s presidential office said on Tuesday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will deliver Kim’s invitation when he meets Francis next week during a trip to Europe, spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said. North […]

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