Israeli and Palestinian Presidents to Pray Together at Vatican

Israeli and Palestinian Presidents to Pray Together at Vatican

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Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.

In one of his boldest political gestures since his election in March, 2013, Pope Francis invited the two leaders to come to the Vatican and hold a joint prayer meeting with him during the pontiff’s trip to the Holy Land last week.

(READ the Reuters story via Newsweek – Photo by the Catholic Church via Flickr – CC)

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