“In the birthplace of the Prince of Peace . . . I offer my home in the Vatican as a place for this encounter of prayer.”
In the wake of stalled negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, Pope Francis announced a peace initiative Sunday, asking the presidents of the two governments to come to Rome to speak together and pray with him. Read more about his historic trip to the Holy Land from The Wall Street Journal here: Pope Invites Israeli and Palestinian Leaders to Meet at Vatican. More from The New York Times here: Pope in Mideast, Invites Leaders to Meet on Peace.