North Korea's Kim has invited Pope to Pyongyang, says South Korea

Reuters Seoul, South Korea Oct 09, 2018, 01.54 PM(IST)

Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has been in the run for the prize ever since the talks between the United States President Trump and him began. In his home country, reports suggesting his candidature have been circling for a long time. Both the leaders have threatened each other with nuclear war for over a year. Photograph:( DNA )

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to Pyongyang, South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will deliver Kim's invitation when he meets Francis next week during his trip to Europe, Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing.

During the summit of the two leaders last month, Kim told Moon he wanted to invite the pope to North Korea, the spokesman added.