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Biased BBC: The Pope did not call Mahmoud Abbas an ‘angel of peace’

by | 17th, May 2015

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‘And may all your Christmases be white’

 

According to the BBC, Pope Francis called Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas “an angel of peace” while presenting him with a gift.

The BBC’s David Willey in Rome says that after 20 minutes of private talks, Pope Francis gave Mr Abbas the medallion depicting an angel of peace adding: “It is appropriate because you are an angel of peace.”

The New York Times, Fox News and Independent agree. Yep, The Pope dubbed Abbas an “angel of peace”.

But did he?

La Stampa says not:

As is tradition with heads of State or of government, Francis presented presented a gift to the Palestinian leader, commenting: “May the angel of peace destroy the evil spirit of war. I thought of you: may you be an angel of peace.”

So. The Pope did not call Abbas an angel of peace.

Such are the facts.

 

 

 



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