News Briefs

  4/29/2013, Iyar 19, 5773

Peres Off to the Vatican

President Shim'on Peres is scheduled to leave, Monday, for Italy and Vatican City at the personal invitation of Pope Francis. The agenda of their meeting is scheduled to cover advancing the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, tightening relations between Israel and the Vatican, and fighting poverty.

Peres will also be awarded the Medal of Honor for Peace in the basilica of the city of Assisi, with the participation of hundreds of monks of the Franciscan order.