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  • Pope, Peres discuss ‘U.N. of religions’ at Vatican meeting

    September 4, 2014 | 3:01 pm

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and proposed a “U.N. of religions” to fight terrorism.

    The Vatican said the pope and Peres held a “long” and “very cordial” discussion on Thursday.

    During the 45-minute meeting, Peres described his idea...

  • Peres congratulates al-Sisi on victory in Egyptian elections

    June 6, 2014 | 1:50 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres congratulated the newly elected president of Egypt, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, on winning the elections.

    During Peres’ telephone conversation Friday with al-Sisi, Peres stressed “Israel’s commitment to maintain the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt...

  • Politics abound on Pope’s mission of peace to Israel

    May 12, 2009 | 12:50 pm

    Coming as a self-described “pilgrim of peace,” Pope Benedict XVI vowed to fight anti-Semitism and called for a Palestinian state in the moments after his arrival in Israel for a five-day visit.

    But controversy has marked the visit this week from the start, as the pope’s...