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Vatican considers papal trip to South Korea

VATICAN CITY (CNS): A possible papal trip to South Korea coinciding with the fourth Asian Youth Day scheduled to he held in Daejeon, South Korea, in August this year, is under consideration, the Vatican spokesperson, Father Federico Lombardi, told journalists on January 22. 


However, Father Lombardi added that the Vatican is not ready to confirm whether or not the trip will take place or announce dates. He also said that invitations to visit The Philippines and Sri Lanka are being studied,  “but it is not for this year.”

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