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June 8 set for Peres, Abbas prayer for peace with Pope at Vatican

WJC, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will join Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 8 to pray together for peace, the Vatican announced today.
The Pope invited the two leaders to hold the prayer meeting during his trip to Israel last week; the goal, the Pontiff told reporters on his plane back, is not to engage in an Israeli-Palestinian mediation but to create an atmosphere that would foster the resumption of peace talks, according to Reuters.
American-led peace talks foundered in April after Abbas announced a unity pact with Hamas, the Islamist terrorist group that rules in Gaza.

Last modified onTuesday, 03 March 2015 11:08

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