His Holiness, Pope Francis departs for South Korea yesterday with satchel in hand.
In addition to all the other things Pope Francis has accomplished in the last year and a half, he evidently has been studying languages too! Maybe His Holiness has the Rosetta Stone?
Two weeks ago he had a huge outdoor gathering of German altar servers with over 50,000 in attendance. At that meeting His Holiness spoke to them in German!
Today, with His Holiness first meeting with South Korean authorities, Pope Francis spoke stunningly good English and I would say it sounded better than Pope Benedict's English. In fact, Pope Francis sounds like Pope St. John Paul II in English.
His Holiness speech begins around minute 39:30: