Israeli President Peres to meet with Pope on Thursday
Catholic World News - September 02, 2014
Israeli President Shimon Peres will meet with Pope Francis on September 4, the Vatican has announced.
The visit comes at a time of mounting tension in the Middle East. Israel's military intervention into Gaza to counter attacks by Hamas, followed by the seizure of a large tract of West Bank land for a new Jewish settlement, have dampened hopes for new progress toward a peace accord.
The last meeting between the Pontiff and the Israeli leader came in June, when the Pope invited Peres, along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, to join in a prayer service for peace.
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