Vatican hails U.N. Palestine vote, wants guarantees for Jerusalem

The Vatican hailed the United Nations' implicit recognition of aPalestinian state on Thursday and called for an internationally guaranteed special status forJerusalem, something bound to irritate Israel. The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," the same status as the Vatican. "The Holy See … Continue reading Vatican hails U.N. Palestine vote, wants guarantees for Jerusalem