Vatican City, Nov 30, 2012 / 10:52 am
The Vatican "welcomed with favor" the U.N.'s vote to allow Palestine to become a non-member Observer State, and pressed for a permanent two-state solution.
The statement came one day after the U.N.'s General Assembly voted resoundingly for the change on Nov. 29.
"The vote manifests the sentiment of the majority of the international community and recognizes a more significant presence for Palestinians within the United Nations," said the Holy See.
"But this doesn't constitute a sufficient solution to the region's existing problems," it added in a Nov. 30 press release.