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North Korea

'N. Korea seeks to escape isolation by inviting Pope'

With North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inviting Pope Francis to visit his regime, Pyongyang's failed attempts to invite former pontiff are resurfacing here. Last month, Kim shared his strong desire to ask the Pope to visit the North in an inter-Korean summit with President Moon Jae-in. Kim said he would “ardently welcome the Pope” if he accepted the offer, according to Cheong Wa Dae.

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