South Korean leader opens talk on reunification as papal visit nears
July 21, 2014
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has formed a commission to study the prospects for reunification of Korea, announcing the move in advance of the visit by Pope Francis.
The South Korean leader apparently hopes to capitalize on the papal visit in order to rouse support for reunification, Vatican Insider reports.
- The “Francis effect” spreads to Korea: New Committee for Unification is established (Vatican Insider)