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Pope visits S. Korea on 1st Asia trip

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Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on Thursday looking to fuel a new era of Catholic growth in Asia -- a mission fraught with complex political challenges but huge potential rewards. 

Pope Francis walks down the stairs of his plane upon his arrival in Seoul, August 14, 2014

His five-day visit to South Korea is recognition for one of Asia's fastest-growing, most devoted and most influential Roman Catholic communities, and will feature a special "reconciliation" mass with a message for isolated North Korea.

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