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Peace plan: The Dalai Lama (right) and Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge share a laugh during a Multifaith Service for World Peace on Thursday, June 11, in Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral. Photo: AAP

Peace plan: The Dalai Lama (right) and Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge share a laugh during a Multifaith Service for World Peace on Thursday, June 11, in Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral. Photo: AAP

THE Dalai Lama’s historic appearance in Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral will be remembered for his unassuming humanity and passionate advocacy of world peace.

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge welcomed the 79-year-old spiritual leader.

“I greet you not as a stranger to this city or to this cathedral but beyond all the politics and all the protests, I welcome you as a fellow pilgrim and even as a friend,” he said.

The Dalai Lama spoke at a Multifaith Service for World Peace on June 11, saying “almost all the world’s major spiritual traditions are represented here … in this holy place”.

The exiled Tibetan leader’s arrival at the cathedral had earlier drawn a mixed response in Elizabeth Street with supporters dancing, while another group, the International Shugden Community, chanted and waved placards denouncing him.

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Photos: Emilie Ng

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