Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday invited Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land, matching an invitation from Israel.
The pontiff, who has made many appeals for peace in the Middle East since his election in March, has already told Israel he will visit and is widely expected to make the trip next year.
“I invited him to the Holy Land,” Abbas said after a 30-minute private audience with the pope in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, their first meeting.
After the private part of the meeting, the pope gave Abbas a pen, telling him “surely, you have a lot of things you have to sign”.
Abbas responded: “I hope to sign a peace treaty with Israel with this pen.”
Both of Francis’s two immediate predecessors, Benedict and John Paul, visited Holy Land sites in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Most Christian Holy Land sites are in Israel but Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, is in the West Bank, in the Palestinian territories.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is said to have been buried, is in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians want as part of their future state.
Source: Jewish Journal
It interesting to see the video-clip where PLO-leader and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) completely take charge of his visit to the Pope.
The PLO leader do not bow and address the Pontiff in Arabic. The former Argentinian Catholic priest bow before the PLO-leader, and reply in Arabic.
The PLO leader also gifts the Pope a painting with a dove, a symbol of peace. The image is of Bethlehem, today under Islamic occupation, called the Catholic “Holy land”. Jews brand the areas occupied by Islam “the promised land”, gifted to them by God on the account of their forefathers.
The Pope gifts the PLO-leader the very pen, that the Islamic forces will use the day the Jewish leadership in Israel will sign the final “false peace plan”. Betrayed by the iIslamic-Roman Catholic nexus. Pressured by the International community, to abolish Biblical Zionist for the sake of “peace”.
The rule of the final antichrist is just around the corner.
Written by Ivar