Pope Francis in South Korea as presented by: Boston Big Picture

Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people." Francis spent five days in South Korea, meeting some of the country's five million Catholics. Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect South Korean honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House on August 14, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seongnam, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's rival, North Korea, fired several projectiles into the sea. A picture made available by the South Korean 2014 Papal Visit Committee shows Pope Francis arriving in a papal vehicle to Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea, August 16, 2014. Pope Francis celebrated the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs from the 18th and 19th centuries in the biggest event of his five-day trip to South Korea.


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