Vatican in talks with PLO to establish juridical accord
December 09, 2010
The Vatican has resumed diplomatic talks with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), aimed at securing the legal status of Church institutions on Palestinian territory.
The talks follow up on a “basic agreement” reached with the PLO in 2000. For years the Holy See has been engaged in separate talks with the state of Israel, hoping to establish the same sort of juridical accord.
The current round of talks was held at the PLO headquarters in Ramallah. Msgr. Ettore Balestero, the Vatican undersecretary for Relations with States, headed the Holy See’s delegation.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!