Monday, June 09, 2014

Pope Hosts Prayer Summit With Israeli, Palestinian Presidents

As reported by the New York Times, yesterday Pope Francis hosted a "prayer summit" in the Vatican bringing together Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, head of Orthodox Christians, also attended the ceremony held in a garden behind St. Peter’s Basilica. Vatican Radio has the full text of the remarks of the Pope, President Abbas and President Peres.