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Mahmoud Abbas explains UN resolution on Palestinian state to Pope

In a press release, the Vatican spokesperson said the Holy See hopes that this resolution will “encourage the commitment of the international community to finding a fair and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which may be reached only by resuming negotiations between the Parties, in good faith and according due respect to the rights of both.” ;

In addition, they spoke about the contributions of the Christian community in the Palestinian Territories and the Middle East. ;

Abbas also met with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. ;

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