Christians, Buddhists, share respect for poverty, Vatican notes
CWN - 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."
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