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Israel’s Vatican envoy says pope’s remarks on self-defense, hostages ‘fill a vacuum’

Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican has voiced appreciation for Pope Francis’s recent remarks regarding the catastrophic surprise attack by Hamas, saying the pontiff’s call for the release of hostages and his insistence on the right to self-defense filled a “vacuum”.

Raphael Schutz, who has served as Israel’s Ambassador to the Holy See since 2021, told Crux that the pope’s statement “in a way fills a vacuum I felt needed to be filled in recent days, especially recognizing the right of Israel to self-defense.”


2023-10-19T09:58:43+00:00 October 19th, 2023|Categories: News|