Vatican Earns Israeli 'Disappointment' For 3-Word Phrase
The Vatican announced it had nearly completed a treaty with the "State of Palestine," a phrase that carries weight in two-state negotiations.By Jake Godin | May 13, 2015
The Vatican has officially recognized Palestine as a state. (Video via Vatican Television Center)
For the most part, it's a simple follow-up to an agreement made in 2000 regarding the Catholic Church's operations within Palestinian territory and bilateral relations between the two.