Bi-lateral meeting between Israel and Holy See set for Thursday

.- On July 9 officials from the Holy See and the Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs will be meeting in Jerusalem for the first time since Pope Benedict XVI’s historic visit to the Holy Land earlier this year.

According to Vatican Radio, the bilateral commission will be discussing several items including:  measures to protect the patrimony of the Church in the Holy Land, especially at important shrines; judicial protection in cases of controversy; a fiscal policy for the Church; as well as issues related to the clergy and religious who work in the Holy Land.

At the conclusion of the gathering, the commission is expected to announce its agenda for upcoming meetings, the first of which is set for December 10.

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