From BBC News:
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and over 2,000 Christian pilgrims from the region attended the ceremony.
The move is seen as a token of Vatican support for dwindling Christian communities in the Middle East.
On Saturday, Pope Francis met Mr Abbas at the Vatican, calling him “an angel of peace”.
Mr Abbas’ visit came just days after the Vatican formally recognised Palestinian statehood in a treaty.
Israel expressed disappointment with the…
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