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Pope visit to Holy Land 'in danger'

Vatican denies diplomats' strike has nixed trip

07 March, 10:17
Pope visit to Holy Land 'in danger' (ANSA) - Rome, March 7 -Pope Francis's 24-26 May visit to the Holy Land is threatened by a strike by Israeli diplomats, Time of Israel said Friday.

The paper said the trip had been called off, citing a foreign ministry source.

Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi denied this.

"The strike may create difficulties but for now there is nothing further as far as we are concerned," he told reporters.

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