June 8 - Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas exchange warm welcome ahead of unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Israeli and Palestinian presidents exchange warm greetings ahead of an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday (June 8), a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process.
The Vatican has played down any expectations that the Sunday evening meeting between Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas - billed as a "pause from politics" - will lead to any immediate breakthroughs in the region's tortuous problems and says it is not meddling in regional issues.
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