Pope Francis heads to South Korea for first visit to Asia

By Anna Fifield, August 13, 2014

In the heart of what is now Seoul’s busiest shopping district, the store at Myeongdong Cathedral is doing a brisk trade in Pope Francis T-shirts.

At just $7 a pop, they’re flying off the shelves, according to the shop assistants. So, too, are statuettes of the smiling pope — his head disproportionately larger than his body, like a bobble-head toy — and books in Korean about him.

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