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S+L BLOG: Mahmoud Abbas

The President of Israel, Shimon Peres, delivered remarks at the Invocation for Peace gathering in the Vatican on Sunday evening. Below, please find the full text, in English, of President Peres’ prepared remarks. Your Holiness Pope Francis, Your Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas, I have come from the Holy City of Jerusalem to thank you for ...read more
Pope Francis delivered remarks to the Presidents of Palestine and Israel, Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres, along with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and delegations representing Jews, Christians and Muslims, all of whom were gathered in the Vatican Pentecost Sunday evening to pray for peace in the Middle East and throughout the world. ...read more
Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Manger Square in Bethlehem. Above is the full video of the Mass and the Regina Caeli after the mass, during which the pope invited Palestinian and Israeli authorities to meet at the Vatican. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the Pope meets with Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, the victim of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting are remembered at by the Pope, and a Toronto parish reaches an important milestones. ...read more