International condemnation hasn't put North Korea off celebrating its successful rocket launch on Wednesday. Pyongyang believes the launch is evidence that North Korea is a world power.
Pope Francis ended his visit to South Korea, urging Koreans to unite as "one people" and put their suspicions of each other to one side. The address came as the South launched a military drill with the US.
Pope Francis has urged deprecators like China, Vietnam and North Korea to accept Christian Catholicism, which in Asia accounts for only 3 percent of the population. He issued his appeal in South Korea.
Pope Francis has told Koreans that diplomacy and not "displays of force" is the path to peace on the divided peninsula. The message appeared lost on North Korea, which launched missiles into the sea.
For the third foreign trip of his papacy, Pope Francis is visiting South Korea. He is expected to deliver a clear message to Pyongyang. Spontaneous departures from the official program can't be ruled out.
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