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Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Accept Popes Vatican Invitation

AFP Pope makes Israeli-Palestinian peace bid on pilgrimage Jerusalem (AFP) – Pope Francis made a personal bid for peace on Sunday by inviting the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican to pray for an end to their “increasingly unacceptable” conflict. And he came face-to-face with daily Palestinian reality in Bethlehem when he made an unscheduled stop by the towering separation barrier Israel is building across the West Bank, and spent time talking with families and refugees. But as he arrived in Jerusalem, the 77-year-old pontiff turned his attention to matters of faith, holding a landmark unity service with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I at Christianity’s most sacred shrine.

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Pope makes Israeli-Palestinian peace bid on pilgrimage

“The ‘Two State Solution’ must become reality and not remain merely a dream.” Tel Aviv, May 25, 2014 ( | 198 hits Pope Francis arrived by helicopter, from Bethlehem in the West Bank to the Israeli international airport in Lod (near Tel Aviv). Upon his arrival at the airport around 4:30 this afternoon, he was greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet and many other government authorities. Here below is Pope Francis’ address: *** Mr

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DHEISHEH REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank: Pope Francis will spend less than half an hour in this Palestinian refugee camp during a jam-packed Holy Land tour this weekend, but residents hope even a brief visit will shine a light on what they say is their forgotten plight. Some 190,000 of the West Banks 2.4 million Palestinians live in refugee camps and face tougher conditions including higher unemployment and overcrowding than their neighbors in towns and villages.

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