- Feb 17, 2020
South Korean Archbishop Kim Hee-Jung of Gwangju called the outcome of the U.S.-North Korea summit “a surprise and a joy,” in a June 12 statement.
Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are “truly historic” and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis’s ambassador to Korea.
Korea’s path to peace is still in its infancy and will be long and filled with obstacles – according to the new papal representative to South Korea – but recent developments are a cause for hope.
On Sunday Pope Francis praised the recent agreement signed by North and South Korean leaders aimed at reconciliation and denuclearization, praying that the peace process on the peninsula would continue undeterred.
Two days before the summit between South and North Korea, Pope Francis called it an opportunity for “transparent dialogue.” Moon Jaei-in and Kim Jong Un will meet on Friday, in what will be the first time since the Korean war that the leader of the north enters the south.