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Israeli, Palestinian Presidents to Pray with Pope at Vatican June 8

The Vatican has set June 8 as the day Pope Francis will host the Israeli and Palestinian presidents in a prayer for peace. Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas accepted the pope's invitation to a joint prayer meeting when Francis visited the Middle East earlier this week. Flying back to the Vatican, Francis said the two leaders are showing the courage to move forward. Francis, however, denies he is becoming directly involved in the Middle East peace process, telling reporters he would...

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