Israel condemns Holy See’s decision to recognise Palestine Premium

21 May 2015 | by Hannah Roberts in Rome
The Israeli Government has signalled its “disappointment” with the Holy See for its decision to recognise Palestinian statehood.Tensions were further exacerbated when Pope Francis was reported as telling President Mahmoud Abbas, “You are an angel of peace,” at the canonisation of two Palestinian nuns. Sisters Marie Alphonsine Ghattas, of Jerusalem, and Mariam Bawardy, of Galilee, were honoured alongside an Italian and a French nun last Sunday, becoming the first Palestinian saints of the modern age.Observers welcomed the move as a gesture of support for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians. On Saturday, Francis presented the Palestinian leader with a bronze angel of peace following a meeting between the two men at the Vatican. It was reported that Francis had told

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