Vatican tells Palestinians it won't join UN flag bid -- report

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(Worthy News) - The Vatican on Tuesday reportedly requested it be taken off a UN General Assembly Draft resolution prepared by Palestinian diplomats calling for the flags of Palestine and the Holy See to be flown at the world body's New York headquarters, the Times of Israel reported.

The draft resolution sought to adopt a ruling on the flag-raising on behalf of the State of Palestine and the Vatican — both of whom are non-member observer states at the United Nations — in time for the Pope Francis’ official visit to the US next month.

“The Holy See does not intend to co-sponsor a draft resolution that the State of Palestine may eventually present on the matter,” the Vatican said of the initiative a statement, according to Reuters.

Francis is scheduled to address the General Assembly on September 25, opening a gathering of world leaders to launch a set of development goals aimed at ending both poverty and hunger over the next 15 years. [ Source

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