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Vatican     VATICAN OFFICIAL ASKS ISRAEL TO RESPECT UN RESOLUTIONS
In talks with a top Israeli envoy, the Vatican's foreign affairs official called on Israel to respect UN resolutions on the Middle East and to recognise the 'equal rights' of all peoples in the region.
    Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, secretary for relations with states, also expressed "lively concern" over a plan by Muslims, permitted by the Israeli government, to build a mosque next to Nazareth's Basilica of the Annunciation, the Vatican said.
    The archbishop met on Monday with Shlomo Ben-Ami, Israel's Acting Foreign Minister and Minister Of Public Security, who was on an international tour to garner support for the Israeli position in Middle East peace talks.
   
CNS
18 Aug 00



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