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Peres welcomes papal decision to visit Israel

March 09, 2009

Israeli President Shimon Peres has welcomed Pope Benedict’s decision to visit Israel in May. “I am delighted that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has responded positively and accepted my invitation to visit the Holy Land,” he said. “The Pope will be a most honored guest, welcomed and respected by people from all walks of life. His visit will be a moving and important event bringing the spirit of peace and hope. Welcome to Israel.”


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