Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Pray at Vatican

The Israeli and Palestinian presidents joined an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis Sunday, a gesture the pontiff hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of progress in the deadlocked Middle East peace process, NBC News reported. Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas accepted a surprise public invitation from Francis to come to “his home” to pray together during his recent visit to the region. Francis met with the two leaders privately after welcoming each of them with an embrace.

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