There are two things happen in the Vatican and it become new history in this small country. First is ritual prayers and recitation of The Koran, reverberate there. It was done by Pope Francis to accelerate the peace process between Israel and Palestine. The Holy See officials said praying that held it was a “political pause”. Officials insisted there was no ulterior motive behind this move beyond the desire to reconcile Israel and Palestinians, both in the political level as well as folk.When visited Middle East, Pope Francis has given an invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to visit the Vatican. At the Vatican, Mahmoud Abbas, Shimon Peres and Pope Francis will be joined by leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Prayer together is not peace mediation or a meeting to find a solution.They just want to meet and pray together, then all return to their homes. Pope Francis met with President Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas separately at the Vatican which is also the Pope’s residence. In the event, accompanied by Pope Francis’s spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to display a Christian unity in the event.
Furthermore, all four of them to field in the Vatican gardens to start common prayer which was divided into three parts. Representatives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam read the verses in scripture each with theme of creation, forgiveness and prayer for peace. After the prayer with Pope Francis, Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas delivered a speech.The event concluded with the planting of olive trees, as a peace symbol.Second interesting event, reverberate call for praying (adzan in Arabic) at the Vatican for the first time in the history of Islamic influence shows rapidly growing in the center of Italian capital, Rome. It is truly remarkable and thankful. Former Indonesian ambassador to Qatar, Abdul Wahid Maktub, declared the largest mosque in Europe is currently in Rome, which is actually very close to the Vatican.
Vatican City view
Such activities brought message to worldwide that Arab (Palestinian) – Israeli conflict is really not religion, but political conflict. That is why religion should be used as an instrument of settlement and Palestinian conflict solution, not just exacerbate existing conflicts. The scenery really beautiful was very diverse congregation, even some white aka the native Roma own.