Israeli, Palestinian leaders accept Vatican invitation

May 25, 2014 11:43 AM

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Israeli, Palestinian leaders accept Vatican invitation

JERUSALEM (AP) — The offices of the Israeli and Palestinian presidents are confirming that they have accepted an invitation from Pope Francis to visit the Vatican together next month.

At the end of an open-air Mass in the biblical town of Bethlehem on Sunday, Francis invited the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican to pray for peace.

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