Vatican City, Apr 27, 2019 / 03:59 am
Pope Francis sent a video message Saturday to the leaders of South and North Korea expressing his hope for a future of peace and unity for the peninsula on the anniversary of the inter-Korean summit.
"I pray that this anniversary of the Panmunjom Declaration may bring about a new era of peace for all Koreans," Pope Francis said in his video message released April 27.
"May this celebration offer hope to all that a future based on unity, dialogue and fraternal solidarity is indeed possible," he said.
With the Panmunjun Declaration -- a peace agreement signed by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In on April 27, 2018 -- the two leaders established a common goal of complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.