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Pope mourns Israeli leader Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016

Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, on the death of Shimon Peres.

Peres, who died at 93, was a former prime minister and president of Israel. The Pope said in his telegram: "I hope that his memory and many years of service will inspire us all to work with even greater urgency for peace and reconciliation among peoples."

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