Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas To Visit Vatican On June 8 To Pray


peres-abbasIsraeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will visit the Vatican on June 8.

The two leaders are scheduled to attend a prayer meeting hosted by Pope Francis that will also include a rabbi and Muslim cleric, the Vatican confirmed.

“I offer my home in the Vatican as a place for this encounter of prayer. In this, the birthplace of the Prince of Peace I wish to invite you, President Mahmoud Abbas, together with President Shimon Peres, to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace,” Pope Francis said during his recent Mideast trip.

While the chances of a breakthrough in the peace process seem slim-with Peres’s position being largely ceremonial and the fact that he leaves office in July, and Abbas mainly focused on forming a unity government with the terrorist group Hamas-Pope Francis hopes to create new atmosphere between the leaders.

“It will be a prayer meeting. It’s not to do mediation or find solutions,” Francis told reporters on his flight home from the Holy Land on Monday. “We’ll meet just to pray, and then everyone will go home. But I think praying is important, praying together.”




  1. a Jew is not allowed to pray in a church
    or hear any prayers of gods of others.

    A Jew is not allowed to enter into a church.

    A Jew cannot pray in the synagogue if the windows are open and the prayers from the church next door will be heard in the syngogue.

  2. The president of the so-called Jewish State, hugs a vile Jew-hater, and together they go pray at the center of antisemitic idol worship – real definition of Chilul Hashem.

  3. I find his meeting at the Vatican is near the time of shavous?? What does that say about Peres and his love of Israel and his religion. Were we not to be idol worshipers or be with idol worshipers and we are a nation unto ourselves and he and the pope, and a muslim will pray at the Vatican???????
    sounds good to me(sarcasm).

  4. As is well known the word Vatican comes from

    the famous term “Vawseekin”.

    This just an opportunity for Shimon Peres to

    daven Vawseekin.