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Vatican officially recognises Palestine

An agreement singed last year to make the Vatican’s preliminary recognition of Palestine in 2012 official came into effect on Saturday, reports Reuters. 

In a statement released on Saturday, the Vatican said,

“The Holy See and the State of Palestine have notified each other that the procedural requirements for (the accord’s) entry into force have been fulfilled,” the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday.

The Agreement ... regards essential aspects of the life and activity of the Church in Palestine, while at the same time reaffirming the support for a negotiated and peaceful solution to the conflict in the region," the Vatican said.

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