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In annual message to the world's Buddhists, Vatican applauds educational cooperation

Catholic World News - April 03, 2012

In an annual message to the world’s Buddhists, the Vatican has praised collaborative education projects, saying that cooperation across religious boundaries can help young people especially, “nurturing them to be peaceful and to be peace makers.”

The statement, prepared by the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, is timed for the Buddhist feast of Vesakh, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. The feast is celebrated by different Buddhist communities in April and May.

In the statement, the Pontifical Council commends educational efforts that place children of different faiths side by side. “This diversity gives rise to challenges and sparks deeper reflection on the need to educate young people to respect and understand the religious beliefs and practices of others,” the statement says.

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