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Pope Francis, Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace at the Vatican on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.

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Pope Francis, Israel's President Shimon Peres, right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace at the Vatican on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.