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Nov 30, 2001 01:48 PM
by abhilashi

Namaste ':
An interesting article.
Peace, Abhilashi

Date: 2001-11-28
Dalai Lama Prays for Peace in Fatima
FATIMA, Portugal, NOV. 28, 2001 ( The Dalai Lama, Tibetan 
spiritual leader and 1989 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, visited the Fatima 
shrine Tuesday to take part in a peace meeting of religious leaders. 

The Buddhist representative was welcomed by Bishop Serafim de Sousa Ferreira 
e Silva of Leira and Fatima. Together they toured the shrine and basilica, 
visiting the tombs of two Fatima visionaries, Blessed Jacinta and Blessed 

The Dalai Lama placed a flower at the feet of a statue of the Virgin Mary in 
the chapel of the Apparitions, and spoke words of peace to those present. 

For his part, the bishop of Leira appealed for a peace process in Afghanistan 
and remembered the journalists who were killed during the war.

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