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Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, meets with Pope

June 21, 2016

Shimon Peres, the former president of Israel, met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 21.

The 92-year-old Israeli statesman issued a statement after his visit saying that he had thanked the Pontiff for his friendship toward Israel. "Nothing is greater than the cause of friendship among human beings," Peres said.

 
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