Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Christians, Buddhists, share respect for poverty, Vatican notes

Catholic World News - April 03, 2009

The Vatican has released an annual message to the world's Buddhists, timed for the Vesakh festival, the traditional celebration of Buddha's enlightenment. The message-- signed by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue-- notes that Christians and Buddhists share a respect for the virtue of poverty. This poverty, the Vatican statement emphasizes, should be a witness of voluntary detachment from material goods, not a "poverty that offends justice and equality."

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($13,733 to go):
$35,000.00 $21,266.73
39% 61%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Eucharistic Adoration, a Sure Sign of Catholic Renewal 4 hours ago
The Mystery of Music, Part II 9 hours ago
Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18