Diplomacy: The pope and the Palestinians

On February 15, 2000, Vatican diplomat Celestino Migliore met with his Palestinian counterpart, Dr. Emile (Imil) Jarjouri, at the Vatican. In the little-noticed event, the two signed a basic agreement between the Holy See and the PLO.

The document called “for a peaceful solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which would realize the inalienable national legitimate rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people.” At the same time, the Vatican was at a fever-pitch, amid preparations for the ailing Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land that March.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Diplomacy-The-pope-and-the-Palestinians-403808

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