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Buddhists and Christians: Praying for Peace in the World

Buddhists and Christians: Praying for Peace in the World 4_133-201 9/3/03 7:31 AM Page 147 NEWS AND VIEWS Buddhists and Christians: Praying for Peace in the World Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Dear Buddhist Friends: 1. As the new president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the office of His Holiness the Pope for relations with people of different religious tradi- tions, I wish to greet you and send this congratulatory message on the occasion of the feast of Vesakh. This gesture of friendship, initiated in 1995 by my predecessor Cardinal Francis Arinze, has almost become a tradition. I wish to continue this good tradition and express my hearty congratulations to each and every one of you. 2. In this message, I would like to invite you, my dear Buddhist friends, to join in prayer for the cause of peace in the world. Observing the current international sit- uation, we cannot but be aware of the acuteness of the question of peace in our world. Since the beginning of this new millennium, marked by the dramatic events of Sep- tember 11, 2001, we witness every day fresh scenes of bloodshed, violence, confron- tation, and crisis in almost all parts of the world. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Buddhists and Christians: Praying for Peace in the World

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 23 – Oct 29, 2003

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4_133-201 9/3/03 7:31 AM Page 147 NEWS AND VIEWS Buddhists and Christians: Praying for Peace in the World Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Dear Buddhist Friends: 1. As the new president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the office of His Holiness the Pope for relations with people of different religious tradi- tions, I wish to greet you and send this congratulatory message on the occasion of the feast of Vesakh. This gesture of friendship, initiated in 1995 by my predecessor Cardinal Francis Arinze, has almost become a tradition. I wish to continue this good tradition and express my hearty congratulations to each and every one of you. 2. In this message, I would like to invite you, my dear Buddhist friends, to join in prayer for the cause of peace in the world. Observing the current international sit- uation, we cannot but be aware of the acuteness of the question of peace in our world. Since the beginning of this new millennium, marked by the dramatic events of Sep- tember 11, 2001, we witness every day fresh scenes of bloodshed, violence, confron- tation, and crisis in almost all parts of the world. In

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Published: Oct 29, 2003

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