Pope sides with Abbas over Israel, pushes for Palestinian state
November 12, 2021
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visited the Vatican on Thursday where he had a private audience with Pope Francis.
A Vatican press release described the talks as “cordial” and called for renewed peace talks towards a two-state solution.
“With regard to the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, it was stressed that it is absolutely necessary to reactivate direct dialogue in order to achieve a two-state solution, also with the help of more vigorous effort on the part of the international community,” the statement said.
“Lastly, it was reiterated that Jerusal...