NEWS STORY: Pope meets with Arafat; urges confidence in building Middle East peace

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c. 1999 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II met Friday (Feb. 19) with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and urged renewed confidence in efforts to build a lasting peace in the Middle East. Describing the atmosphere at Arafat’s seventh audience with the pope as”cordial,”Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said,”There was an exchange of […]

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