Kim Il-sung

North Korean defectors living in Seoul, South Korea sing a hymn during a prayer service for peace and reunification of the divided Korean Peninsula in April 2013.

Repressive, atheist North Korea has a surprising relationship with Christian missionaries

North Korea is one of the most repressive countries on earth, with almost no freedom of religion. But Christian missionaries, it turns out, have a long history with the country. And a number of them are even allowed to operate there today.

Repressive, atheist North Korea has a surprising relationship with Christian missionaries
Saint-Martin Paris Metro Station

Come inside some of the world's abandoned subway stations

Come inside some of the world's abandoned subway stations

On the Ground in South Korea

On the Ground in South Korea

Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Overtures Toward North Korea

Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Overtures Toward North Korea

Top of the Hour: North Korea's "Highly Provocative" Announcement, Morning Headlines

Top of the Hour: North Korea's "Highly Provocative" Announcement, Morning Headlines

As North Korea mourns, leaders try to tie Kim Jong-un to his grandfather

Kim Il-sung was a revered figure in North Korea through his death and even today. His son, on the other hand, Kim Jong-il was less loved, despite the enormous outpouring of grief seen recently. Many defectors say the country seems to be trying to link the young successor with his popular grandfather.

As North Korea mourns, leaders try to tie Kim Jong-un to his grandfather

North Koreans Mourn Kim Jong-il

North Koreans Mourn Kim Jong-il