Israeli President Peres says pope has role to play in Mideast peace, invites him for visit | Fox News

Israeli President Peres says pope has role to play in Mideast peace, invites him for visit | Fox News

VATICAN CITY –  Israeli President Shimon Peres says Pope Francis should use his influence to press for peace in the Middle East, and invited the pontiff for a visit.

The Israeli Nobel Peace Prize laureate met the new pontiff Tuesday. Peres also met with Italian political leaders.

Peres spoke to the pope about peace negotiations with the Palestinians and the potential threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

Peres said the pope had “an important role in progressing peace.”

via Israeli President Peres says pope has role to play in Mideast peace, invites him for visit | Fox News.

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