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August 2, 2000
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The Vatican’s foreign minister told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright that an international status for Jerusalem is a prerequisite for a “just and lasting” Middle East peace. A Vatican spokesman said Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran stressed to Albright “the priority of dialogue; respect for international decisions, particularly U.N. resolutions; and the necessity of a special, internationally guaranteed status for the holy places of the three monotheistic religions.”

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