Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed the ambassadors of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to Archbishop’s House in Westminster to pray together for peace.
The Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub and Palestinian Manuel S. Hassassian spent time together praying for peace on Friday, a move that came following the pope’s visit to the disputed Holy Land last month.
The Cardinal’s spokesman said that the two men “did so in response to the invitation issued by Pope Francis to President Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres to come to the Vatican to pray with him for peace in the Holy Land. They united their prayers with those to be offered in the Vatican on the evening of Sunday 8 June, led by Pope Francis.
“During their time of prayer, the Ambassadors and the Cardinal read passages from the Scriptures in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Their prayer was accompanied by the singing of Psalm 23, ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’, by a chorister from Westminster Cathedral Choir.”