CNA Staff, Jul 2, 2020 / 10:01 am
Ahead of possible Israeli action to annex Palestinian territories, Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with the ambassadors of the United States and Israel June 30.
The Holy See press office said July 1 that the meetings with Callista Gringrich, the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, and Oren David, her Israeli counterpart, took place "in order to express the concern of the Holy See regarding possible unilateral actions that may further jeopardize the search for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as the delicate situation in the Middle East."
A spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See told CNA July 2: "Ambassador Gingrich had a productive meeting with Cardinal Secretary of State Parolin on Tuesday. They discussed a range of issues, including our common goal of peace in the Middle East."
In its statement on Wednesday the Holy See reiterated that Israel and the State of Palestine "have the right to exist and to live in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders."