Pope Francis arrives in Rome after South Korea trip
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived at Rome’s Ciampino airport a little before 6 p.m., local time, on Monday, bringing to a close his first apostolic journey to South Korea.
The Pope brought with him a bouquet of flowers, which a seven-year-old Korean girl, named Mary Sol, had given him before his flight departed from the Seoul Air Base at 1 p.m., local time.
The Osservatore Romano has reported that the Pope, upon his return, will place these flowers at the foot of the Marian statue of Salus Populi Romani at Saint Mary Major Basilica. The Pope had visited the basilica before his trip and had entrusted his journey to Mary.