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Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Aug 18, 2014

Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Francis, met by festive crowds, spoke several times during his visit to South Korea about inequality, which has been a theme of his papacy since being elected in March 2013. #China #Japan #TheySaidIt #South Korea #North Korea #Vatican #Catholic Church #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #Pontifex
South Korea, US begin joint military drill amid protests from North

Aug 18, 2014

South Korea, US begin joint military drill amid protests from North

South Korea and the US Monday launched a joint military exercise aimed at defending South Korea from possible security threats from North Korea. #World #US #Defence #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Joint military drill
Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians

Aug 18, 2014

Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians

HAEMI South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in remarks clearly intended for communist-ruled countries such as China, North Korea and Vietnam, said on Sunday that Asian governments should not fear Christians as they did not want to "come as conquerors" but be integral parts of local cultures. Francis made his comments, some of them unscripted, in an address to about 70 bishops from 35 Asian countries gathered in the town of Haeme, south of Seoul, on the next-to-last day of his trip to South Korea. He told them the Church was committed to dialogue with everyone, saying: "In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those countries of your continent with whom the Holy See does not yet enjoy a full relationship, may not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all." Francis then added, in unscripted remarks, that he was talking of "not just political dialogue but also fraternal". #United States #India #China #Business #Brazil #France #South Korea #North Korea #Latin America #Mexico #chinese #opinion
Pope, in improvised remarks, urges Koreans to pray for unity

Aug 15, 2014

Pope, in improvised remarks, urges Koreans to pray for unity

SOLMOE South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, saying they should aim to reunite as one family "with no victors or vanquished". The pope, in his most specific comments on the division of Korea since he started his five-day trip to the South on Thursday, made the impromptu comments in response to a question by a girl at a youth rally. "Let us pray for our brothers in the north," the pope said, leading the young people in prayer #facebook #United States #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #South Korea #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual "cancer"

Aug 15, 2014

Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual "cancer"

DAEJEON South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday commemorated the more than 300 people killed in a ferry disaster in April, and called on South Koreans, among Asia's richest people, to beware of the spiritual "cancer" that often accompanies affluent societies. On the second day of his first trip to Asia, the pope met with families of victims and some survivors of the tragedy ahead of a Mass before about 50,000 people at the World Cup stadium in the central city of Daejeon. Hundreds of trees were decked with yellow ribbons in the city in remembrance of those, mostly school children, who died when the Sewol ferry, structurally defective and heavily overloaded, capsized and sank on a routine journey on April 16. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #South Korea #Argentina #Mexico

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Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual "cancer"

Aug 19, 2014

Pope Francis’ Flights Yield Candid Conversations

Talking to reporters on his way home from South Korea, the pope touched on military intervention in Iraq, the beatification of an assassinated archbishop, and his own neuroses... #Iraq #Roman Catholic Church
Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual "cancer"

Aug 18, 2014

Pope Francis calls for Koreas' reconciliation at end of visit

Wrapping up his first trip to Asia, Pope Francis on Monday called for forgiveness and dialogue between South and North Korea, and seemed to take the United States to task for its unilateral bombing campaign in Iraq... #Iraq #Roman Catholic Church
Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual "cancer"

Aug 18, 2014

Yang beats Conners in US Amateur final

South Korea's Gunn Yang beats Canada's Corey Conners 2 and 1 in US Amateur fina... #Iraq #Roman Catholic Church