February's Solidarity Campaign has netted 708 gifts so far (goal was 700). Let's set a record by the 28th!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Israeli president to meet with Pontiff

Catholic World News - August 31, 2010

Israeli President Shimon Peres will meet with Pope Benedict XVI on September 2, at the summer papal residence in Castel Gandolfo. Although the meeting will be mainly ceremonial, it comes at a time when the Vatican has a keen interest in Israeli affairs.

The Israeli president does not have a policy-making role in the nation’s government, but serves as a key spokesman. His discussions with the Pope will surely include a briefing on the coming Israel-Palestinian negotiating sessions, and on prospects for completion of a long-overdue juridical treaty establishing the rights of Church institutions in Israel.

Peres, an Israeli elder statesman who served three terms as the country’s prime minister, was elected president in 2007. Before his meeting with the Pontiff, the 87-year-old Israeli leader told a RAI television audience that “relations between the Vatican and the Jewish state are the best since the times of Christ.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($6,406 to go):
$35,000.00 $28,593.54
18% 82%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Two good publishers, six new books for Lent 21 hours ago
Another awkward 'clarification' from the Vatican February 25
Former Israeli ambassador explains how to make 'two-state solution' realistic February 25
Solidarity Campaign: Going well, thanks! And how can you help? February 25
Considering the World of Film February 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5