Contrary To Announcement, Netanyahu Not Meeting Pope


netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will not be meeting with Pope Francis in three days, a diplomatic source said today, after the premier’s office had previously said they would.

A statement from Netanyahu’s office had said the premier would be “meeting Pope Francis next Wednesday at the Vatican” and with US Secretary of State John Kerry for updates on nuclear talks with Iran and negotiations with the Palestinians in Rome.

But a diplomatic source on Sunday told AFP no such meeting with Francis will be taking place, noting that audiences with the Pope must be arranged sufficiently in advance.

A spokesman for Netanyahu refused to comment on the matter. Read more from AFP at Yahoo News.

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