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The two embraced and kissed on the cheek as the pontiff welcomed Abbas to a library in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace for a private, 20-minute meeting.
Israeli Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara felt the pontiff was sending a direct message to UNESCO.
With tight security arrangements lined up, pontiff lands in Amman to kick off first visit to region as head of the Roman Catholic Church; pope to arrive in Israel on Sunday.
Relations between Israel and the Holy See have come a long way since Paul VI became the first pontiff to visit Jerusalem little more than 50 years ago.
By ERIC J. LYMAN
Skorka says the pope has devoted time to analyzing the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.
By JEREMY SHARON
The visit of Pope Francis next week, like any top level visit, will cause inconvenience for Jerusalem residents.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
An especially warm, expressive and sensitive pope is on the way to the Holy Land to embrace Israel.
By JPost Editorial
The pope’s imminent visit to Israel will rightly attract much attention; but 2 largely untold stories about global Christianity have the capacity to shake the world order.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
Peres and the Pope will pray together for peace in the presence of 600 children representing the religious and ethnic mosaic of Israel’s population.
Patriarch Beshara al-Rai reportedly stood defiant this week as news editorials attacked him for the planned trip.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Patriarch Beshara al-Rai will be among the delegates of Church officials who accompanying the pontiff during his trip to the Holy Land.
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