Former Holy See ambassador to Israel recognized for work in Holy Land

.- Upon completing his mission in Israel, the outgoing Holy See ambassador to Israel, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, who is now the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, received an award from the Israeli Minister of Tourism, Abraham Hirshson, for his fruitful work in ecumenical dialogue in the Holy Land.

According to the EFE news agency, during his remarks thanking the archbishop, Hirshson highlighted his important contributions to peaceful relations between Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Palestinian representatives, as well as representatives of the Christian communities of both the eastern and western Churches participated in the ceremony. 

Last December 17, the Holy Father appointed Archbishop Sambi Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.

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