Rome Newsroom, Jul 7, 2021 / 12:00 pm
Pope Francis could visit Pyongyang, according to the director of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service, who said that he was working with Church leaders to make a papal trip to North Korea possible.
Park Jie-won, the director of the South Korean central intelligence agency, spoke at a Mass on July 5 celebrating the designation of Sanjeongdong Church in Mokpo, South Korea as a minor basilica.
“The special reason I came here today is that Archbishop Kim Hee-jong [of Gwangju], the Apostolic Nuncio to South Korea Alfred Xuereb, and I are working to organize a papal visit to Pyongyang,” Park said.
“Please pray that the pope will visit Pyongyang and bring peace to our Korean Peninsula.”