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New papal envoy to Israel hopes to foster peace (AP) Associated Press) VATICAN CITY 08/18/12 9:07 am ET)Source: http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20120818/ap_on_re_eu/eu_vatican_israel;_ylt=AuuX1J8lLGNN5OuSGT3gbB4LewgF;_ylu=X3oDMTJvbzYwOXR1BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTIwODE4L2V1X3ZhdGljYW5faXNyYWVsBHBvcwMyNgRzZWMDeW5fcGFnaW5hdGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNuZXdwYXBhbGVudm8- AP} ASSOCIATED PRESS AP} ASSOCIATED PRESS Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto as a new envoy to Israel, who will also serve as apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine.

Lazzarotto, a 70-year-old Italian prelate, told Vatican Radio Saturday that he will do his best ´´in the cause of dialogue and peace" and said that there are ´´many men and women of good will who live in the Holy Land."

Vatican Radio noted that Lazzarotto is familiar with the region, because he first served as a papal envoy in Jordan and Iraq from 1994- 2000. His most recent posting had been as papal envoy to Australia. (© 2012 The Associated Press 08/18/12)


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