martedì, Marzo 5, 2024

Vatican Mideast

Pope Francis plants an olive tree with Israel’s President Shimon Peres, right, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, second from right, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, left, in a sign of peace during an evening of peace prayers in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)