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  6/8/2014, Sivan 10, 5774

Pope Francis Hosts Peres, Abbas in Peace Prayer

Pope Francis hosts an unprecedented joint peace prayer in the Vatican Gardens, Sunday afternoon with President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmud Abbas in a symbolic gesture aimed at fostering dialogue. The event, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. GMT, 8:00 p.m. Israeli time, will include Christian, Jewish and Muslim prayers and the planting of an olive tree by all three leaders.