North Koreans might participate in the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in Seoul at the end of his August pilgrimage in Korea, a senior official of Korea's Pontifical Mission Societies has said, reports Ucanews.
Father John Bosco Byeon, Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Korea and Under-Secretary of its episcopal conference, said that South Korea has invited members of the Catholic community of North Korea to participate in the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in South Korean capital of Seoul.
The Mass will take place in the Myeongdong Cathedral at the end of his pilgrimage in Korea from August 14 to 18, reported Fides on Monday.
This was was confirmed by the South Korean Catholic community representatives that had met with some members of the Catholic Church of North Korea in Shenyang, China, on May 18-19. They extended the invitation to the group of North Korean Catholics to attend the Pope's Mass on August 18, where the Pontiff is expected to deliver a message of peace to the Korean peninsula.
Representatives from the Church in South Korea have said that North Korean representatives have said that they will carefully consider the invitation.
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