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Official: Vatican to donate 100,000 euros to Bethlehem church

Jan. 30, 2013 5:38 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 31, 2013 2:53 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Vatican has pledged 100,000 euros to repair the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, the Palestinian Authority said Wednesday.

A delegation from the Vatican met with PA Foreign Ministe Riyad al-Maliki in Ramallah to discuss a draft bilateral agreement, the PA said in a statement.

The Vatican delegation was headed by undersecretary for relations with states Ettore Balestrero and several Palestinian officials, including PA adviser on Christian affairs Ziad Bandak, also attended the meeting.

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