South Korea’s Moon delivers invitation from North Korean for pope to visit

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Pope Francis on Thursday and the president’s office said he had given the pope a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inviting the pontiff to visit.

A South Korean flag hangs inside the Vatican Palace during a meeting of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Pope Francis at the Vatican, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Moon, who is Catholic, also asked Pope Francis to wish the Korean peninsula peace, reconciliation and shared prosperity, Yonhap news agency reported in Seoul, citing Moon’s office.

Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Philip Pullella and Nick Macfie

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