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Abbas is scheduled to visit the UN in New York on September 30, in time for the United Nations to execute its decision.
A vote will take place 10 days before the annual summit of 193 nations convenes at UN headquarters in New York.
The agreement, according to a Vatican statement, “deals with essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine.”
President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas will pray for peace together following a surprise invitation made by Francis during his visit to the Holy Land last month.
"We are with you in the effort to... thwart murder and replace it with peace," president tells pontiff.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Landau commented on Francis’s humanistic approach to his office in the year since he was elected.
By JEREMY SHARON
Among the sanctions is a refusal by Foreign Ministry workers to provide logistical support for foreign leaders coming to Israel.
By HERB KEINON
All that we read and hear about Pope Francis attests to his humanity, his humility, his spirituality.
By NEVILLE TELLER
The drone was equipped with a high resolution camera which was confiscated by authorities.
By BEN HARTMAN
Vatican recognition of Palestine builds on years of sympathy for the Palestinian cause.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Comments come after media reports suggest Pope Francis may speed up release of Holocaust-era documents.
Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be made saints on Sunday; John Paul was first pope since ancient times to visit a synagogue.
To this day, no one knows whether de Paz was representing his converso brethren in the papal court, was deferring the establishment of the Inquisition with bribes and flattery, or whether he was double-crossing everyone throughout his checkered career.
By RENÉE LEVINE MELAMMED
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