The Jerusalem Post: “The Vatican signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, calling for “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution.
Israel expressed disappointment last month at the Vatican’s announcement that it reached the outline of an agreement with the Palestinians and at the Holy See’s use of the term “State of Palestine” for the first time in an official document.
The agreement, according to a Vatican statement, “deals with essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine.”
Opinion: Yesterday’s headline is the completion of the announcement of May 14, “Vatican Recognizes State of Palestine”.
The treaty is signed, sealed and delivered and is part and parcel of a greater plan for the US/Vatican to give Jerusalem and the holy sites to the Vatican as custodian.
On December 26, 2014 World Net Daily posted the headline “US Plan To Give Jerusalem To Vatican” said this “Secretary of State John Kerry quietly presented a U.S. plan for eastern Jerusalem that calls for an international administrative mandate to control holy sites in the area, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli diplomatic sources.”
My opinion that same day: ‘The Vatican’s interest in Jerusalem dates back to the pope of the middle Ages, Urban II. In 1075, Urban declared the occupation of the Holy City by Muslims and Jews an affront to Christendom, launching his first Crusade and the deaths of 70,000. For the Vatican, the Holy City as stated in (Catholic) dogma, is the place where Mary was assumed into heaven and its universal headquarters.”
Between Cuba, climate change, Palestinian statehood, and control over Jerusalem, the Pope and the President have been busy.