The Vatican and the Middle East


  • UN Holy SEE observer on Status of Jerusalem, Vatican City, June 14th 1997
  • Pope Urges Mideast Peace Resumption, June 26, 1967
  • POPE JOHN PAUL WRITES TO NETANYAHU AND ARAFAT, June 26, 1997
  • The New Settlements in Jerusalem (Civilta Cattolica), July 1997
  • PAPAL PLEAS FOR ALGERIA, HOLY LAND, Septembet 1, 1997 
  • UNREST IN HOLY LAND THREATENS JUBILEE, September 3, 1997
  • POPE CONDEMNS LATEST JERUSALEM BOMBING, September 5, 1997
  • TELEGRAM FOR TERRORIST ATTACK IN JERUSALEM, September 5, 1997
  • The Catholic position on the Issue of the Middle East and Jerusalem, Fr. Labib Kobti, Septemebr 19, 1997
  • POPE MEETS MEMBERS OF PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY, September 22, 1997
  • Letter to Pope, Afif Safieh, Director of the Office of representation of the PLO to the Holy See The Palestinian General Delegate to the UK, October 7, 1997
  • Agreement between the State of Israel and the Holy See, Pursuant to Article 383 of the Fundamental Agreement between the State of Israel and the Holy See (also referred to as the "Legal Personality Agreement"), November 10, 1997
  • Declaration on Nazi Refugees After World War II 
  • The Pope Criticizes Israeli position over building in East Jerusalem
  • Pope's position on East Jerusalem
  • ISRAELI PAPER CRITICIZED PAPAL PEACE PLE, April 15, 1998
  • First Hand report on Jerusalem Symposium, October, 1998
  • POPE TO U.S. LEADERS: BUILD A CIVILIZATION OF LOVE, DEFEND LIFE,February 4, 2000
  • The main points of agreement between Palestinians, Vatican Palestine, Politics, Februaray 16/2000
  • CONTENTS OF HOLY SEE-PALESTINIAN BASIC AGREEMENT From Vatican Sources, February 15, 2000
  • "RELATIONS WITH ISLAM HAVE IMPROVED", Statements by Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, February 25, 2000
  • SUDANESE BISHOP SPEAKS TO HIS PERSECUTED PEOPLE, March 2, 2000
  • Why the pope is asking forgivness, 3.12.2000
  • Chief Rabbi Wants Holocaust Apology, Associated Press Writer, March 12, 2000
  • Vatican official asks Israel to respect U.N. resolutions, August 14, 2000
  • The Pope saddened, October 8, 2000
  • POPE LEADS PLEAS FOR MIDEAST PEACE, October 11, 2000
  • The Vatican and the Middle East, October 11,2000
  • VATICAN URGES RESPECT FOR PALESTINIAN CLAIMS, October 23, 2000
  • POPE RENEWS PLEA FOR JERUSALEM, October 26, 2000
  • Letter from the Pope to Relgious Jerusalem Leaders, Nov. 8, 2000
  • POPE URGES MIDEAST LEADERS: WORK FOR PEACE, Nov. 8, 2000
  • ARCHBISHOP MARTINO SPEAKS ON PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, Nov. 8, 2000
  • VATICAN SEEKS PACT FOR JERUSALEM,November 14, 2000
  • Pope appeal for International Law, April 18, 2001
  • Vatican and U.S. Catholic Conference PolicyToward the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Father Drew, June 13, 2001
  • Vatican Address at U.N. on Disarmament "Unjust Status Quo Will Continue Fueling Conflicts" October, 16, 2001
  • POPE RENEWS CALL FOR PEACE IN HOLY LAND, October 22, 2001
  • Vatican and the Holy Land, April 24, 2002