Vatican welcomes Moon with special mass for Korean peace

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Source: Yonhap News Agency

VATICAN, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in attended a special mass for peace on the Korean Peninsula at the Vatican on Wednesday.

The mass was presided over by its top diplomat, Pietro Parolin, in honor of Moon, a Catholic, whose peace drive has revived cooperation between the two Koreas and talks to denuclearize the North.

The mass began with the Vatican’s secretary of state welcoming Moon and his wife in Korean.

“I welcome President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook. I relay Pope Francis’ welcome. Let us pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula,” Parolin said.

The hour-long mass ended with Parolin offering a short prayer for peace on the Korean Peninsula, again in Korean.

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