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Dalai Lama joins in peace prayer

MEXICO CITY (CNS): The Dalai Lama joined Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City and other Mexican religious leaders in prayers for world peace while calling for mutual understanding among the world’s religions.

In an interreligious ceremony held in Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral, the Dalai Lama urged people not to blame religion for the world’s conflicts, saying wars often have more worldly motives “such as money, power and politics”.

“There are some that think there is a clash between the Western civilisation and Islam. I think they are wrong,” the Dalai Lama said on October 4, the second day of his four-day visit to Mexico.

Cardinal Rivera praised the Dalai Lama for campaigning for peace and human rights around the world.

The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, said he would remember the ceremony and Mexico City’s cathedral as long as he lived.

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