· Message to Buddhists for the feast of Vesakh ·
“Buddhists and Christians: Together to Counter Modern Slavery” is the title of the message which the Pontifical Council for Interreligius Dialogue sent to Buddhists for the feast of Vesakh.
“As Buddhists and Christians committed to respect for human life”, the message reads, “we must cooperate together to end this social plague. Pope Francis invites us to overcome indifference and ignorance by assuring of 'offering assistance to victims, in working for their psychological and educational rehabilitation, and in efforts to reintegrate them into society where they live or from which they come'. We pray that your celebration of Vesakh, which includes making special efforts to bring happiness to those less fortunate in our midst, may be a time of deepened consideration of the various ways in which we can work together so that there will be No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters living in fraternity, loving kindness and compassion for all”
St. Peter’s Square
Feb. 18, 2019
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