Pope Visits Korea

Many people are saying that Pope Francis’ visit to South Korea, today through Monday, could have an impact well beyond the approximately ten percent of the country’s population that formally belongs to the Catholic church.
One of the poorest countries on earth at the end of the Korean War, today Korea’s educational system is labeled as one of the best in the world, and the country is home to some of the globe’s most powerful multinational corporations such as Samsung and LG.
The official motive for the visit is a gathering of Asian Catholic youth known as “Asian Youth Day,” a much smaller version of the church-sponsored “World Youth Day” that took Francis to Brazil last July.