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2:36 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Pope Calls For North And South Korean Peace

As he opened the first papal visit to Asia in nearly 20 years, the Pope urged dialogue between the long-divided countries.

Pope Francis is in Seoul on the first day of a five-day visit. With more than 5 million members, the Catholic Church is growing in South Korea. About 10 percent of the South Korean population is Catholic.

The BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson from Seoul with details.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


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