A dialogue between Catholic and Buddhist religious and social action leaders began today at the Vatican. Pope Francis stopped by the meeting, [and] made some brief remarks that were translated to English as he spoke.
“It is a visit of fraternity, of dialogue, and of friendship. And this is good. This is healthy. And in these moments, which are wounded by war and hatred, these small gestures are seeds of peace and fraternity. I thank you for this and may God bless you.”
Look for an in-depth report on the Buddhist-Vatican meeting from Hozan Alan Senauke in the coming Winter issue of Buddhadharma.