Pope Francis Reaches out to China

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_74799d1280.jpgBuda Mendes/Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) -- Pope Francis made a strong gesture to reach out to China, saying the Catholic Church is not coming in as conquerors, and the important thing is to walk together. At a meeting with about 80 of Asia's bishops on Sunday in Seoul, the Pope called for them to engage with people of different cultures empathetically.

According to ABC's Joohee Cho, although the Pope did not mention China specifically, the Vatican spokesman said it is goodwill for dialogue with China, considering other Asian countries like North Korea, Vietnam, and Myanmar have no diplomatic ties with the Vatican.

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