June 02, 2020

N. Korean Catholics invited to pope’s August Seoul mass
Northern delegation considering request carefully, Seoul officials say

Members of North Korea’s Catholic community are invited to attend the upcoming mass that Pope Francis will lead in Seoul, South Korean officials said Sunday.

The invitation was reportedly extended when representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea and the Archdiocese of Seoul met members of the North Korean Catholic Church in Shenyang, China, May 18-19. South Korean officials said that the North Korean Catholics said they would carefully consider the request.