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The Secretary of State of Vatican will serve a mass for the world on the Korean peninsula - RIA Novosti, 10/9/2018


State secretary of Vatican Pietro Parolin
VATICAN, 9 Oct – RIA Novosti, Sergey Startsev. The state secretary of Vatican cardinal Pietro Parolin will serve on October 17 in St. Peter's Cathedral a special "Mass for the world" on the Korean peninsula at which there will be a president of the Republic of Korea Mun Zhe Ying, the official representative of the Holy See Greg Burke has reported on Tuesday. Next day, on October 18, the head of South Korea will be accepted in the Apostolic palace by the Pope Francis. Earlier on Tuesday the official representative of South Korean presidential administration Kim Yyy Gyom has told at a briefing to journalists that during the meeting with the pontiff the president Mun Zhe Ying will transfer to the father Francis the invitation of the leader of DPRK Kim Jong-un to visit Pyongyang. "If the Pope visits Pyongyang, we will hotly welcome him" — the representative of the president of the Republic of Korea has cited Kim Jong-un's words. Kim Yyy Gyom has also told that during the recent visit of Mun Zhe Ying to Pyongyang and visits together with Kim Jong-un of Mount Pektusan, sacred for Koreans, the head of South Korean Catholic church Kim Hee Zhong promised to tell by him to the Pope that "The South and the North (Koreas) move towards reconciliation and the world". Kim Jong-un has in return asked to give it surely. In April after the meeting, the first for the last ten years, between leaders of South Korea and DPRK the father Francis has said that he prays for that decisions of the interkorean summit have brought to the world and brotherly friendship on the Korean peninsula without nuclear weapon.

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