Head of South Korea's ruling party says Pope wishes to visit North Korea next spring

South Korea's presidential office said that the Pope's wish to visit North Korea was expressed during a meeting in September.
South Korea's presidential office said that the Pope's wish to visit North Korea was expressed during a meeting in September.PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (REUTERS) - The head of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party of Korea, Mr Lee Hae-chan, said he had heard that the Pope wishes to visit North Korea next spring, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday (Oct 15).

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is visiting Europe and is expected to pass on to the Vatican North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's wish to meet Pope Francis.

South Korea's presidential office said that wish was expressed during a meeting last month.