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Pope aims to rebuild Asia ties

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 3:54 a.m.

HAEMI, South Korea -- Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't going in as a "conqueror" but is rather a partner in dialogue.

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