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Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders
Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority. Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis welcomed Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to join him, alongside Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual head of Orthodox Christians, for an evening of prayer and music in the Vatican gardens. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said Pope Francis hosted a prayer meeting at the Vatican for the presidents of Israel and Palestine. The meeting was with the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian...

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