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Fr Gerard Hammond has made 51 trips to the North since 1995 (CNS)

Maryknoll Father Fr Gerard Hammond has made 51 trips to the North since 1995

Pope Francis greets people as he arrives  in Seoul, South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke in English in public for the first time, while he addressed diplomats

The Pope will celebrate Mass in Daejon’s World Cup Stadium during his visit to South Korea (PA)

Francis will also celebrate a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul

Pope Francis embraces Filipino leader Cardinal Tagle last November (CNS)

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The UN panel will focus on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (AP)

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Christians celebrate Holy Cross Day in Ma'loula in 2009 (AP)

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Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller (CNS)

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Henry VIII (Kyodo)

The North Korean dictator is rather similar to the man who founded the Church of England

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Sixty years of on-off engagement has pushed the region to the brink of war

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