Pope Francis rides in Kia Soul during visit to South Korea

August 15, 2014 12:45 AM

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Pope Francis rides in Kia Soul during visit to South Korea

The pontiff arrived Thursday in South Korea for a five-day visit, and hopped in a Kia rather than a limousine. He is the first pope to visit South Korea since Pope John Paul II was there a quarter-century ago. Before Francis landed, North Korea showed its displeasure by firing short-range missiles off the country’s coast.

The leader of the Catholic Church arrived Thursday in South Korea and surprised his hosts by passing on a limousine and opting instead to be ferried around in a Kia Soul hatchback.

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