2015-02-13 15:30:00

Vatican officials in India for inter-faith events

Officials of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue are in India participating in ‎initiatives organized in cooperation with the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI).   Fr. ‎Indunil Kodithuwakku, and Indian priest Fr. Santiago Michael are joining Archbishop Salvatore ‎Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India in participating in the events.  The first of these meetings ‎concluded on Friday in the northern city of Bodh Gaya, where Buddha gained enlightenment over ‎‎2,500 year ago.  The Feb. 12-13 conference, the 5th such meeting between Christians and Buddhists, ‎discussed the theme, ‎“Buddhists and Christians Together Fostering Fraternity.” Participants from both ‎faiths came from Sri ‎Lanka, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Mongolia, Taiwan and India. ‎
The next event is scheduled from Feb. 14 to -17 in Varanasi, sacred to Hindus, where the Vatican ‎officials will meet their Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain counterparts, on the theme, ‎‎“Celebrating ‎Diversity of Religions to Foster a World of Peace and Love”.‎  The event is to ‎commemorate the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of “Nostra Aetate”, the  Second Vatican ‎Council’s declaration on the Catholic Church’s relations with Non-Christian Religions. ‎
On Sunday an inter-faith prayer meeting is scheduled at St. Mary’s Cathedral Campus in Varanasi, ‎organized by the Pontifical Council, the CBCI and the Diocese of Varanasi.  ‎


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