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Pope Francis (bottom C) smiles as he signs the guest book after a meeting with the bishops at the headquarters of the Korean Bishops's Conference in Seoul August 14, 2014. Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration. REUTERS/Korea Pool/Yonhap

China blocks travel by some for South Korea papal visit - organizer

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration.

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