Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings In Vatican

For the primary time in Vatican historical past, the pope allowed for the studying of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility.

The readings and prayer got here as Pope Francis met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican City, a gathering designed to wish for Middle Eastern peace.

A Holy See spokesman mentioned the prayers had been speculated to be a “pause in politics,” Breitbart reported. The pope mentioned, too, that he hoped the interfaith prayers would foster peace particularly between Israelis and Palestinians, the information outlet mentioned.