Pope calls Palestinian leader “angel of peace” during visit
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See's warm relations with the Palestinians as it prepares to canonize two 19th century nuns from the region.
16 May, 2015 Pope Francis meets Abbas after treaty announcement Palestinian leader meets with Pope on trip to canonize two Palestinians as Saints just days after Vatican announces it will sign accord that recognizes Palestine as a state, calls Abbas 'angel of peace.'
18 July, 2014 Pope Francis phones Peres, Abbas to call for Gaza ceasefire Pope Francis on Friday phoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, the Vatican said. Francis "reminded the presidents" about the need "to bring an end to hostilities, making efforts to promote a […]
19 May, 2015 Correction: Vatican-Palestinians story VATICAN CITY (AP) — VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a story May 16 about Pope Francis meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, The Associated Press erroneously omitted two words when quoting the pope. Francis told Abbas "you are a bit an angel of peace," not "you are an angel […]
17 May, 2015 Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian women Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on Sunday, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalized its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine. The canonization of Sister Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, founder of the Sisters of the Most […]