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Vatican to formally recognize State of Palestine

May 13, 2015 8:53 P.M. (Updated: May 14, 2015 9:33 A.M.)
A worker hangs lights and Vatican flags in Jerusalem's Old City (AFP/Gali Tibbon, File)
NEW YORK (Ma'an) -- The Vatican has concluded its first treaty that formally recognizes the State of Palestine, news reports said Wednesday. 

The agreement "aims to enhance the life and activities of the Catholic Church and its recognition at the judicial level," The Associated Press quoted deputy foreign minister Monsignor Antoine Camilleri as saying. 

The text of the treaty will be signed officially "in the near future," a statement released by the Vatican said, according to the AP. 
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