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Pope to meet Peres, sick kids

After meeting the chief rabbis, the pope will now leave for a meeting with President Shimon Peres at his residence in the leafy Rehavia suburb.

While there, the two will hold a private meeting with Israeli and Vatican officials.

They will also give public remarks at a ceremony at the residence.

The pope will also meet with a group of sick Christian-Arab children whose wish to meet the pope is being made possible through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

A group of students from a Catholic high school in Haifa are also on hand for the stop, along with a large gaggle of press.

The room where Peres and the pope will meet. On the left is a mosaic made by Galilee children which will be presented to Francis. (photo credit: Haviv Rettig Gur / Times of Israel)
The room where Peres and the pope will meet. On the right is a mosaic made by Galilee children which will be presented to Francis. (photo credit: Haviv Rettig Gur/Times of Israel)

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