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Pope calls on Israelis, Palestinians to find "courage" for peace

In a bid for peace Pope Francis hosts the Israeli and Palestinian Presidents at the Vatican -- for an unprecedented prayer meeting among Jews, Christians and Muslims. It was the first public meeting between the two presidents in more than a year and comes more than a month after U.S.-led peace talks collapsed amid bitter mutual recrimination. At an evening service in the Vatican gardens the Pope appeals to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to give peace a chance. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) POPE FRANCIS, SAYING: "Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare. It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict: yes to dialogue and no to violence; yes to negotiations and no to hostilities. All of this takes courage, it takes strength and tenacity." Peres spoke of a life defined by war and peace. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ISRAELI PRESIDENT SHIMON PERES SAYING: "Dear friends, I was young, now I

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