Pope Calls Palestinian Leader Abbas 'angel of Peace'

Pope Francis met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, calling him "an angel of peace", days after the Vatican announced a treaty that formalized its recognition of the State of Palestine. The two met for around 20 minutes in the Vatican and are due to meet again on Sunday at a ceremony to canonize two Palestinian saints. On Wednesday, the Vatican announced it would shortly sign an agreement with the State of Palestine on issues including the status of the Catholic Church in Palestine.



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