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Vatican signs treaty with 'State of Palestine' in quest for peace

Jun 27, 2015 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE Vatican has signed its first treaty with the "State of Palestine" and called for a two-state solution in the Middle East.

Israel warned that its future diplomatic relations with the Vatican could be damaged by the treaty, which it said "damages the prospects for advancing a peace agreement".

The treaty was agreed in principle last month and covers the activities of the Roman Catholic church in Palestine.

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican's foreign minister, said at the...