Peres sits with Francis, before the two quickly get up to inspect the mosaic, which shows an olive tree and doves for peace, as well as a fish, to represent Jesus.
Francis gives Peres a medallion representing the visit of Pope Paul VI, 50 years ago in 1964, which this trip commemorates.
“I thank you for your message of peace,” the pope tells Peres. “I feel very blessed.”
Peres thanks the pope, and the journalists, who are studiously watching every move of theirs.