(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis is now on his way to South Korea. He arrived in Rome's Fiumicino airport in his blue Ford Focus, before boarding the plane at roughly 4pm Rome time.
Italy's Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, was there to wish him a good trip, along with other Italian and Vatican officials. Just like previous trips, the Pope carried his own black briefcase and his white Papal hat, before boarding the plane.
After the 11 hour flight, the Pope is scheduled to arrive in South Korea on Thursday at about 3. 30 am, Rome time. He will return to Rome on Monday August 18th.