Abbas is scheduled to visit the UN in New York on September 30, in time for the United Nations to execute its decision.
The Vatican’s flag is likely to go up just as the pope descends onto the nations’ New York stage to say whatever it is he plans to pontificate.
A vote will take place 10 days before the annual summit of 193 nations convenes at UN headquarters in New York.
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Holy See stresses that "continued efforts and commitment on the part of all involved will be necessary" in order for agreement to bear fruit.
The agreement, according to a Vatican statement, “deals with essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine.”
Did Pope Francis declare that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was in fact “an angel of peace” or did he merely express the hope that Abbas “would become an angel of peace”?
Leon Dehon, whose beatification was delayed in 2005 following the death of Pope John Paul II, founded the Priests of the Sacred Heart order.
Whereas a Palestinian state is recognized prematurely, it took the Vatican a whopping 45-and-a-half years after the fact to bring itself to officially recognize Jewish self-determination.
Though the pontiff has made waves for his progressive attitudes, he remains a creature of simple pleasures at heart.