Pope Francis baptizes father of South Korea ferry victim, urges 'fraternal dialogue' among Asian nations

August 17, 2014 4:22 AM

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Pope Francis baptizes father of South Korea ferry victim, urges 'fraternal dialogue' among Asian nations

August 17, 2014: In this photo provided by the L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea's April ferry disaster, in Seoul. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

SEOUL, South Korea – Pope Francis made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conquerer" trying to take away the identity of others.

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