Netanyahu presents pope with history of Inquisition
Francis meets Israeli prime minister in Vatican02 December, 14:03
During their 25-minute meeting, which included an interpreter, Netanyahu's wife Sara, and a small entourage, the Israeli leader presented the pope with the book on the Spanish Inquisition. Inside, Netanyahu inscribed: "To His Holiness Pope Francis, the great guardian of our common heritage," sources said.
He also presented the pope with a silver Menorah, the candle-holder used in the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, while Francis responded with the gift of a bronze plague depicting St.
The pope, who is planning a visit to Israel and Jordan next year, discussed peace in the region with Netanyahu, who arrived in Rome on Sunday for a two-day visit.
The Vatican has not confirmed the dates of the pope's visit to the Holy Land but Israelis sources last week said the visit would occur in May.