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In this handout image supplied by the office of the Palestinian President, Pres. Mahmoud Abbas meets with Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican on Dec. 17, 2012.

Palestinian president thanks Pope for his support

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Dec. 17 with the Pope and expressed his thanks for the Holy See’s support after... Read more

President Mahmoud Abbas (front center) of the Palestinian Authority celebrates recognition with his delegation in the General Assembly Hall on Nov. 29, 2012.

Holy See welcomes UN recognition of Palestine

The Vatican "welcomed with favor" the U.N.'s vote to allow Palestine to become a non-member Observer State, and pressed for... Read more