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Vatican pleased with progress in talks toward diplomatic pact with Palestinian Authority

Catholic World News - February 07, 2014

The Vatican has indicated “great satisfaction” at progress toward the completion of a diplomatic accord with the Palestinian Authority.

Vatican and Palestinian representatives met on February 6 in Ramallah to negotiate the final terms of the “basic agreement” signed in February 2000; the final agreement will establish the juridical rights of Church institutions on Palestinian territory. At the conclusion of this round of talks, both sides expressed optimism about working toward the conclusion of the agreement.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Feb. 09, 2014 4:43 PM ET USA

    The Palestinian Authority will negotiate with anyone, but the Israelis, because they want status and credibility. The Church has schools in the area, but most of the students are not Catholic (which brings up the question of how the Catechism is taught, if at all. The Church of the Nativity was damaged years ago when terrorist occupied it - now funds primarily from outside the area are helping rebuild it and the PA is using this for PR, too. Violence still originates from there.

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