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Pope makes first South Korean visit in 25 years

August 14, 2014
By NICOLE WINFIELD , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEOUL, South Korea - Pope Francis arrived Thursday in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter century, stepping off the plane onto a red carpet and greeting President Park Geun-hye. During his five-day visit, Francis plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism.

 
 

 

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