North Korea wants to 'ardently welcome' Pope Francis, South says

North Korea wants to 'ardently welcome' Pope Francis, South saysSouth 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 Korea and the Vatican have no diplomatic relations. "President Moon will visit the Vatican on Oct. 17 and 18 to reaffirm its blessing and support for peace and stability of the Korean peninsula," the spokesman told a news briefing.




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