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Pope applauds Trump, Kim meeting in North Korea

Pope applauds Trump, Kim meeting in North Korea

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

After U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to set foot in North Korea, Pope Francis called his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a positive step toward world peace.

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Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than half of U.S. Catholics say they are very concerned about the persecution of Christians around the world, with this 58 percent figure up by 17 percent from a similar poll a year ago.

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Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he’s open to visiting North Korea

Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he’s open to visiting North Korea

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he is willing to visit North Korea.

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President will pass along invitation for pope to visit North Korea

President will pass along invitation for pope to visit North Korea

| October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The South Korean president’s office said that when the president meets Pope Francis Oct. 18, he will pass on an invitation for the pope to visit North Korea.

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Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

| Carol Glatz | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are “truly historic” and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis’ ambassador to Korea.

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Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading thousands of people in prayer, Pope Francis said he hoped the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea would lead to lasting peace.

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South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon of Uijeongbu has been waiting years for this moment, with the leaders of the two divided Koreas poised to meet for a historic summit just inside South Korean territory April 27.

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Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

| Carol Glatz | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The presence of a unified delegation and team for North and South Korea at this year’s Olympic Games gives people hope for a world dedicated to peace through dialogue and respect, Pope Francis said.

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South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics are steppingstone to peace

South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics are steppingstone to peace

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A South Korean bishop wants the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be a steppingstone for achieving peace in the region, reported ucanews.com.

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Nuclear threat raises tensions in U.S., Asia, worldwide

Nuclear threat raises tensions in U.S., Asia, worldwide

| Mark Pattison | December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The ratcheting up of North Korea’s missile testing, and fears that it also is advancing in its quest to launch a nuclear weapon, has gotten the attention of virtually everyone within range of any North Korean-fired missile and leaders worldwide, including Pope Francis.

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Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

| October 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than 750 Catholics called on President Donald Trump and Congress to seek diplomatic solutions to defuse rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and to assure that the U.S. remains a party to the Iran nuclear deal.

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South Korean Catholics pray for Olympics as tensions build in North

South Korean Catholics pray for Olympics as tensions build in North

| Alastair Wanklyn | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parishes in the South Korean province that will host the 2018 Winter Olympics are praying for the event’s success as tensions increase between Washington and Pyongyang, a spokesman for South Korea’s Diocese of Chuncheon told Catholic News Service.

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