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Vatican won’t join Palestinians on U.N. flag-raising request

posted on: Aug 28, 2015

The Vatican has backed out of a plan to raise its flag along with the Palestinian flag at United Nations headquarters.


Both the Vatican and the State of Palestine are non-member observer states at the U.N. They had prepared to submit a draft resolution to the body’s General Assembly that would have allowed their flags to fly alongside those of the U.N.’s full member states, according to Reuters. The flags were to have been raised in time for Pope Francis’ visit to New York next month.