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Vatican officials join inter-religious activities in India

February 13, 2015

The Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue has announced a series of events in India, promoting solidarity across religious lines in a country where Church leaders have complained of growing anti-Christian sentiment.

Two Vatican officials traveled to India this week to join in the Fifth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium, which draws participants from several other Asian countries. After that meeting the Vatican delegation will join in a public celebration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II declaration on inter-religious affairs. The observance will include meetings with Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, and Jain leaders.

Finally, the Catholic bishops’ conference of India, in conjunction with the Varasani diocese, has organized an inter-religious prayer meeting for Sunday, February 15.


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