Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Pope Francis Meets with Abbas, Calls Him 'An Angel of Peace'
(Worthy News)-- Pope Francis warmly welcomed Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on the latter's visit to the Vatican today (Saturday). The Pope even went so far as to call Abbas "an angel of peace," Arutz Sheva reported.
Though he is Muslim, Abbas flew to the Vatican in order to participate in tomorrow's canonization of two new Arab saints. The two nuns lived during the 19th century in what was then known as Ottoman-ruled Palestine.
Pope Francis's compliment towards Abbas came when the two exchanged gifts. The Pope gave Abbas a medallion that represents the angel of peace defeating the "bad spirit of war," and said that it is appropriate because "you are an angel of peace." In return, Abbas gave the Pope relics from the new saints. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/195474#.VVmQ7_m6dhF" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]