Pope Francis to receive Israel’s Prime Minister next week

 

Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss Iran and then meet with US Secretary of State Kerry to discuss the peace talks.

By The Associated Press

 

Israel‘s prime minister plans to meet with the pope on a trip to Italy next week.

President of Israel Shimon Peres, Papa Francisco I ,April 30, 2013 - Photo courtesy: GPO

President of Israel Shimon Peres, Papa Francisco I, April 30, 2013 – Photo courtesy: GPO

Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican next Wednesday. Israeli President Shimon Peres, who serves in a largely ceremonial position, met the head of the Catholic church in April.

Earlier this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Pope Francis will visit Israel in Marc

A statement Wednesday from the prime minister’s office announcing the scheduled meeting said Netanyahu also will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on the same trip. The two will discuss ongoing talks over Iran’s nuclear program and negotiations with the Palestinians.

The Vatican and Israel established diplomatic relations in 1993.

 

View original Ynet publication at: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4441818,00.html

 

 

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