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Israel Ambassador to the Holy See Received in Audience

Diplomat Presents Credentials to Pope Benedict

ROME, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Pope Benedict XVI on Friday received in audience Israel's ambassador to the Holy See, Zion Evrony, on the occasion of the presentation of his Letters of Credence.

Evrony was appointed as ambassador to the Holy See July of this year. Diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel began in 1993 with the adoption of the Fundamental Accord by these two States.

An Iranian by birth Evrony emigrated to Israel as a small child. He is married and has three children. With a degree in Sociology and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he later specialized in International Relations and in Business Administration at the same University.

Director of the course for new diplomats in the 70s, he subsequently covered the following posts: Consul in Houston, USA (1978-1983); vice-director of the Department of International Organizations of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (1986-1987); Consul in New York, USA (1987-1991); director of the International Department of the Foreign Affairs Ministry as well as of the Iran Office of the Center of Political Research (1991-1994); Consul General in Houston, USA (1995-2002); Head of the Political Programing Office of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (2003-2006); ambassador in Ireland (2006-2010); Special Adviser for Academic Affairs of the Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (2010-2012).

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