P109 ORACLE 109 Tue25 Dec ITV 1831:10  1/2  ISRAELI PREMIER  PRAYS FOR PEACE Israeli Premier Shimon Peres said he prayfd for peace and understanding among the people of the Holy Land at a Christmas reception in BethlehemN Mr Peres is the first Prime Minister to attend the traditional gathering in 17 yfars of Israeli rule of the occupied West BankN He said his visit mirrored a desire to live in pface, despite differences in religion and nationalityN About 1,500 pilgrims celebrated Mass at St Catherine's Basilica in the townN It was relayed to thousands more outsideN THE Pop Charts - every day- 594 (C4)
P109 ORACLE 109 Tue25 Dec ITV 1830:10  2/2  POPE REMEMBERS  'MULTITUDES' OF POOR  The Popd, delivering his Christmas message, reaffirmed the Church's commitment to "the countless multi- tudes of the poor"N Speaking in the Vatican he singled out the people of Ethiopia and other areas of Africa suffering from droughtN Pope John Paul denounced "the cynical society of consumfrism", but also devoted much of his address to the abusf of human rightsN  Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Robert Runcie contrasted the "extravagance" of Christmas with world povfrty and hunger  VIDEO DISC PLAYERS FROM £89.95 0203 448864 or see 311 Central only)