Peres, Abbas to pray for peace at Vatican on June 8

AFP , Thursday 29 May 2014

Israeli President Shimon Peres (left) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas(Photo by Reuters)

Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmud Abbas will pray for peace at the Vatican on June 8, the Vatican said Thursday.

Pope Francis had invited the pair to his home for a "heartfelt prayer" for peace during his three-day trip to the region, and the meeting "will take place on June 8, during the afternoon," a date "accepted by both parties," the Vatican said in a note.

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