Abbas accepts pope's Vatican prayer invite on 6 June

AFP , Sunday 25 May 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday accepted Pope Francis's invitation to pray for peace with Israeli President Shimon Peres on June 6 at the Vatican, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat told AFP.

Peres's spokesman said earlier that the Israeli president, who steps down at the end of next month, welcomed Francis's invitation but did not explicitly confirm he would attend.

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