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        5/1/2013, Iyar 21, 5773

      President Peres Meets with Pope & Italian PM


      President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta in Italy on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Peres visited the Vatican and exchanged gifts with the Pope. He gave the Pope a Bible inscribed with a quote from the Book of Kings stating "So that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go." President Peres received a gold medal from Pope Francis.