Pope Francis kisses a child as he greets Catholic faithful from his Popemobile upon arriving for Mass at Gwanghwamun square in Seoul August 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Korea Pool/Yonhap)
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Pope Francis Saturday celebrated a huge open-air Mass in the center of Seoul, where he denounced the growing gap between the haves and have-nots, urging people in affluent societies to listen to "the cry of the poor" among them.It was a theme the pope has been repeating since he arrived in South Korea Thursday for his first trip to Asia since his election in March 2013, and has been a lynchpin of the papacy of the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years.Last year, in the first major written work of his papacy, Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny," urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality.The pope said the Mass from a white altar platform in front of Gwanghwamun Gate, where some of those beatified by Francis were killed during the Chosun dynasty.
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