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Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'

The Vatican intends to officially recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a "state," senior Foreign Ministry officials implied Wednesday. A declaration on the issue was formulated today with representatives of the PA, sources said, and is expected to be signed in the coming days.

It will make clear that the Holy See has decided to change the diplomatic relations, which were so far with the PLO, and instead establish official relations with "Palestine" as a sovereign state. Read More

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