Vatican Recognizes State of Palestine in New Treaty


FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 file photo Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas embrace each other as Israel's President Shimon Peres, left, looks at them during an evening of peace prayers in the Vatican gardens. The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, May 13, 2015 immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

JNN 23 May 2015 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. Continue reading

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Roman Catholic elects Argentina’s Bergoglio as new Pope Francis I


New Pope Elected White Smoke Released from the ChimneyJNN 14 Mar 2013 Vatican City : Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, and said he would take the name Francis I.  Continue reading

Highest Spritual Leader of Roman Catholics Pope Benedict XVI intends to Resign Under Pressure


Pope Benedict XVI intends to ResignJNN 12 Feb 2013 Rome : Pope Benedict XVI, the spiritual leader of Christians, says he intends to resign from his position on February 28 since he is no longer able to carry out his duties. Continue reading