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Shamir to Meet with the Pope

March 2, 1981
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— Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir will meet with Pope John Paul II next Friday, it was officially announced today by Cabinet Secretary Arye Naor. It will be the first visit to the Vatican by a senior Israeli government official since the late Premier Golda Meir met with Pope Paul VI in 1973.

Shamir was in Washington last week where he met with President Reagan, Secretary of State Alexander Haig and other top Administration officials. He also visited Colombia where he met President Julio Ayala. Acting Foreign Minister Moshe Nissim, who briefed the Cabinet, described Shamir’s visits as “successful and very important.” Sternstein And Sadat Meet:

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