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  5/25/2014, Iyar 25, 5774

Abbas Accepts Pope's Invitation to Pray at the Vatican


Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) accepted, Sunday, Pope Francis's invitation to pray for peace with Israeli President Shim'on Peres on June 6th at the Vatican, chief PA negotiator Saeb Erakat told Agence France Presse.

Peres's spokesman had said that the Israeli president, who steps down at the end of next month, welcomed Francis's invitation but did not explicitly confirm he would attend.