Koreans urged to reject suspicion, forge peace

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Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace
4:25 AM Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
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From http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11310212

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans from the North and the South to reject the “mindset of suspicion and confrontation” that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided peninsula.
Before boarding a plane back to Rome, the pope held a Mass of reconciliation at Seoul’s main cathedral, attended by South Korean President Park Geun-hye as well as some North Korean defectors. It was the final event of a five-day trip that confirmed the importance of Asia for this papacy and for the Catholic Church as a whole, given the church is young and growing…

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