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Thursday, February 23, 2017
London: religious leaders meet Dalai Lama
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¬†Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor met with the Dalai Lama at an inter-religious meeting hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams at Lambeth Palace on Friday morning Earlier, Dr Williams had held a private meeting with the exiled Tibetan religious leader. Prime Minister Gordon Brown also had a private meeting with the Dalai Lama at Lambeth Palace on Friday. Speaking of the meeting of the Dalai Lama with the faith leaders the Archbishop said: "The religious leaders who had gathered to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama listened with great appreciation to what he had to say about the priority of compassion in all our religious traditions. He also spoke about the need for all of us to engage with our culture not only in the vocabulary of our specific convictions but out of a recognition of a common humanity ≠ a 'secular ethics' alongside the doctrines and disciplines of faith. A warm and searching discussion took place, and the meeting ended with a time of shared silence. It was a privilege to have this opportunity of engaging with a great spiritual teacher." The visit was the second time Archbishop Williams has received the Dalai Lama at Lambeth Palace. Prior to this, the Dalai Lama met Archbishop Runcie in 1981, 1984 & 1988 and Archbishop Carey in 1993 & 1999 ≠ all at Lambeth Palace. Source: Lambeth Palace
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