June 8th will be when Palestinian-Israeli leaders pray with Pope Francis at Vatican

(CNA/EWTN News).- An encounter among Pope Francis, the Palestinian president, and the Israeli president at the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land has been set for June 8, the Holy See has announced.

“The encounter to pray for peace, to which the Holy Father Francis has invited the president of Israel, Shimon Peres, and of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, will take place Sunday, June 8, in the afternoon, at the Vatican,” the Holy See press office announced May 29.

“This date has been accepted by both parties.”