Journey in the spirit of openness Premium21 August 2014 | by Kevin Rafferty
The Pope’s overarching message during his visit to Korea was one of reconciliation between North and South – and between the Vatican and the regional superpower, China Pope Francis left Seoul on Monday after a busy five days in South Korea during which he charmed everyone he met. Nevertheless, abiding questions linger as to what the long- term effect of his visit will be, and whether he managed to reach out to touch the hearts and lives of people with his message of peace and forgiveness beyond his immediate audiences and congregations.As he entered Myeongdong Cathedral for his final event, a Mass of reconciliation, he paused to give a special greeting to seven elderly women, all in their eighties and most in wheelchairs. These were “comfort women”, the euphemism
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