Kim Jong Un invites Pope to Pyongyang, South Korea says

Kim Jong Un invites Pope to Pyongyang, South Korea says
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in after their summit at Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang on September 19, 2018.
PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to Pyongyang, South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will deliver Kim's invitation when he meets Francis next week during his trip to Europe, Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing.

During the summit of the two leaders last month, Kim told Moon he wanted to invite the pope to North Korea, the spokesman added.

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