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The Holy See annouced a contribution to the restoration of the Nativity Church and the Holy Sepulcher. Click here to download the article from Fides Agency. 
We are very grateful about the role that the Holy See has played for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, and for having opened an embassy of Palestine in the Vatican for first time. We are proud to be the birthplace of Christianity and about having one of the oldest Christian communities in the world.
(...) The Holy See renews its urgent appeal for the resumption of dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians towards a stable and enduring solution that guarantees the peaceful coexistence of two states within internationally recognized borders.  No conflict can become a habit impossible to break.  Israelis and Palestinians need peace.  The whole Middle East urgently needs peace! (quotes from H.H speech) Click here for the Pope's address in English
From Conflict to Communion - Unifying Religious Celebrations among Churches by: Issa Jamil Kassissieh One of the most important moments I have experienced as Ambassador of Palestine to the Holy See was the historic Lutheran-Catholic common prayer for the commemoration of the Reformation that took place on October 31, 2016, in Lund, Sweden. It exemplifies the path His Holiness Pope Francis is determined to follow and the result he strives to achieve.
Pope Francis talked in a meeting with the aid agencies for the Oriental churches about the Nativity Church and the Holy Sepulcher in support of the renovation of the church . This comes as a result of  our meetings here in Rome. Restorations in Bethlehem have led to discovery of another angel in a mosaic, an image for the ‘restoration’ needed in us L'Osservatore Romano (June 16, 2016)
Post-Reformation unity commended in Vatican City As Christians around the globe begin to commemorate 500 years of Reformation, a ceremony has been held in Vatican City in honor of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) president Bishop Munib Younan, from the Evangelical Luthern Church In Jordan and the Holy Land.  Click here to download the article
President Mahmoud Abbas meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday May 16th, was described by His Holiness as " An angel of Peace". Vatican's official recognition of the Palestinian State in the framework of the Agreement drawn up by the bilateral commission of the Holy See and the State of Palestine
Full media coverage (English and Italian) of the visit of President Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican City for the canonization of two Palestinian Nuns, Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Baouardy Haddad.
Click here to download Die Tagspost article
Full media coverage on the meeting between Pope Francis and President Mahmoud Abbas designed as "Angel of Peace".