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Eshkol and Papal Envoy Discuss Proposals for Jerusalem Holy Places

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol received the Vatican envoy, Msgr. Angelo Felici today for discussion of the various proposals regarding the holy places in Jerusalem. Following the meeting, a communique described the talks as marked with “great understanding.” Last night Msgr. Felici met with Foreign Minister Abba S. Eban.

It is understood that Israel’s contacts with the Vatican will continue, probably in Rome after Ambassador Ehud Avriel’s return. Ambassador Avriel met with Pope Paul VI last week and it is expected that another meeting will take place soon.