Nov 30, 2001 01:48 PM
An interesting article.
Dalai Lama Prays for Peace in Fatima
FATIMA, Portugal, NOV. 28, 2001 (Zenit.org).- 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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