President of Palau visits Baha'i World Centre.HAIFA, Israel--The head of state of the Republic of Palau paid an official visit to the Baha'i World Centre in November while on a state visit to Israel.
President Johnson Toribiong with his wife, Valeria Toribiong, were welcomed by a member of the Universal House of Justice, Stephen Hall, and his wife, Dicy Hall, on 25 November 2011. Also in the receiving party was a member of the International Teaching Centre, Zenaida Ramirez.
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At a reception held in the Seat of the Universal House of Justice, Mr. Hall presented the president with the book, Baha'i Shrine and Gardens in Haifa and Acre. A laser-etched crystal memento me·men·to
n. pl. me·men·tos or me·men·toes
A reminder of the past; a keepsake.
[Middle English, commemoration of the living or the dead in the Canon of the Mass, from Latin of the Shrine of the Bab was also presented to Mrs. Toribiong.
"The president--who is an attorney by profession--expressed his appreciation of "the Baha'i teachings on justice," said Kern Wisman, representative of the Baha'i International Community, who was a member of the welcoming party.
After speeches, the delegation--which also included Paten's Justice Minister, John Gibbons
tr. & intr.v. beau·ti·fied, beau·ti·fy·ing, beau·ti·fies
To make or become beautiful.
beau of her country.