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  • New embassy a sign of pope’s love for Palestine, President Abbas says

    New embassy a sign of pope’s love for Palestine, President Abbas says

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis and thanked him for the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See. After the meeting he was asked his thoughts on the possibility of the U.S. moving its embassy to Israel to Jerusalem. He was hopeful it wouldn’t happen, and hopes instead that the Palestinians’ agreement with the Vatican will allow European countries to follow suit in order to achieve peace.

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  • Francis offers reassuring hand to a world darkened by war

    Francis offers reassuring hand to a world darkened by war

    Pope Francis struck a sombre tone in his annual address to ambassadors, as if detecting in this moment the signs of the coming of war. While putting down red markers over Israel-Palestine and migration, the heart of his message was the need to make peace in a time of turbulence.

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