Pope to host multi-faith meeting for peace

October 20, 2011 by  
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Pope to host multi-faith meeting for peaceVatican, October 19, 2011: Over 200 spiritual leaders, including Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists, will attend a multi-faith meeting being hosted by Pope Benedict on October 27 in Vatican to promote world peace, reports the Indian Express.

The pontiff is hosting the multi-faith meeting, begun by his predecessor Pope John Paul II, the Vatican said in a statement.

The spiritual leaders invited are from Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs, Confucianists, Baha’i, Jains, Jews, Taoists and Zoroastrian traditions.

Among the Hindu invitees are Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Rajmohan Gandhi, who has already participated in an earlier meeting. Three Jains, five Sikhs and 67 Buddhists leaders are in the list of invitees.

Around 70 Muslim leaders, including from Iran and Saudi Arabia, will also be present on the occasion.

– ucan

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