» 12/18/2008, 00.00
VATICAN - ISRAEL
Holy See-Israel delegation speeds up work ahead of pope's visit to Holy Land
The next round of meetings has been scheduled: four in just three months, after years of inaction. The date of the plenary assembly has been moved up, and everything will be completed before May of 2009, when Benedict XVI is expected to arrive in the Holy Land.
01/05/2009 ISRAEL – VATICAN
Holy See-Israel: progress but no agreement before Pope’s visit
During the plenary meeting the two delegations made “significant progress,” but negotiations will continue till next December when a meeting will be held in the Vatican. Since 1999 the Church’s tax exemption status and the return of holy sites and expropriated and razed Church properties are the main issues on the table.
11/05/2009 VATICAN – ISRAEL
Holocaust can never be denied, belittled or forgotten, Pope says
In a direct approach Benedict XVI addresses issues sensitive to Israel in an apparent attempt to meet expectations raised by his presence in the country.
27/11/2008 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Benedict XVI will go to the Holy Land, possibly in May
The news has been released by Haaretz, and has been partly confirmed by the Israeli embassy to the Holy See, according to which "contacts" are underway for a "probable" visit of the pope next year.
20/05/2009 VATICAN-HOLY LAND
Peace is possible in the Holy Land, with the help of faith, says Pope
In his general audience, Benedict XVI retraces the steps of his recent trip to Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Respect for religious freedom in Jordan. The Shoah, a “universal warning” that must nit be forgotten. The rejection of all violence. An appeal for communications: that “cyberspace maybe a place to promote a culture of respect, dialogue and authentic friendship”.
17/04/2008 ISRAEL - HOLY SEE
Cordiality and signs of mutual trust between the Jewish state and the Vatican
This is what is emerging from the meeting of the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission, which renews its commitment to accelerate the conclusion of an agreement. Among the objectives, the restitution of the Cenacle. The plenary meeting in Rome on May 28.
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