His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with the Palestinian President, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, this morning in Amman.  The two leaders discussed ways to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israelis and the Syrian crisis.

Later in the evening, His Majesty accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Vatican to begin their brief visit.  His Holiness Pope Francis will hold an audience with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday to discuss various issues including “…ways to enhance Muslim and Christian cooperation and dialogue, the latest developments in the Middle East, and bilateral relations…” according to Petra News.