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Pope Francis visits South Korea

Updated 9:01 AM ET, Mon August 18, 2014
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Pope Francis waves to crowds from inside a vehicle near Seoul Air Base in Seongnam on Monday, August 18. The Pope's trip to South Korea marks the first papal visit to the country since Pope John Paul II went there 25 years ago. Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap/AP
Francis meets with South Korea's religious leaders at Myeong-dong Cathedral in Seoul on August 18. Jung Yeon-je/pool/AP
The Pope celebrates a Mass for Peace and Reconciliation in Seoul on August 18. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Nuns greet Pope Francis for a Mass in Haemi on Sunday, August 17. Kim Hong-Ji/pool/ap
Francis delivers his message as he celebrates Mass in Haemi on August 17. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Young Catholics attend a Mass conducted by Pope Francis on August 17. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis kisses a child on August 17 upon arrival for the mass. Lee Jin-man/POOL/AP
Pope Francis blesses the faithful on August 17 as he arrives for Mass. Gregorio Borgia/AP
In Seoul on August 17, Pope Francis greets the father of one of the victims of the sinking of a South Korean ferry that killed more than 300 people, most of them high school students, earlier this year. L'Osservatore Romano/AP
Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives to celebrate Mass and the beatification of Paul Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyrs, at Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul on Saturday, August 16. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
Thousands of people line a street as Pope Francis arrives for a Mass to beatify Korean martyrs on August 16.
Pope Francis arrives at Solmoe Shrine for Korea's Catholic martyrs in Dangjin, South Korea, on Friday, August 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool/AP
The Pope kisses a child at the Mass of the Assumption of Mary at Daejeon World Cup stadium in Daejeon, South Korea, on August 15. Korea Pool via Yonhap/AP
Pope Francis gathers with thousands of the faithful to celebrate Mass in Daejeon, South Korea. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Thousands of believers sit in Daejeon World Cup Stadium for Mass with the Pope on August 15. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis prays during the Mass of the Assumption of Mary on August 15. Lee Jin-man/Pool/AP
Pope Francis enjoys a traditional Korean dance as he meets with young believers at the Solmoe Shrine in Dangjin. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Pope Francis waves to a crowd during his visit to the birthplace of Saint Kim Taegon Andrea, who was the first Korean-born Catholic priest and is the patron saint of Korea, at the Solmoe Shrine for Korea's Catholic martyrs on August 15. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Pope Francis prays with Daejeon Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik in front of the birthplace of Saint Andrea Kim Dae-gun in Dangjin. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Pope Francis laughs with bishops as he signs a guestbook Thursday, August 14, at the headquarters of the Korean Episcopal Conference in Seoul, South Korea. Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit to Korea via Getty Images
Pope Francis walks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye before a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on August 14. Kim Hong-Ji-Pool/Getty Images
Pope Francis waves to a crowd after his arrival in Seongnam, South Korea, on August 14. Shin Jun-hee/Yonhap/AP
The Pope shakes hands with a nun in Seoul on August 14. Korea Pool via Yonhap/AP
People watch Pope Francis' arrival on a television at the Seoul Railway Station. Lee Jin-man/AP
Park delivers a speech during a news conference with the Pope in Seoul. Kim Hong-Ji-Pool/Getty Images
Pope Francis walks down stairs during a welcoming ceremony in Seoul. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis is escorted by Park upon his arrival at Seoul Military Airport in Seongnam. Do Kwang-hwan/Yonhap/AP