Fostering dialogue between Buddhist and Catholic nuns

The First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns from various parts of the world.Just why did 70 nuns from 15 countries, many travelling across the globe to congregate in Taiwan, meet in a Buddhist monastery?It was a landmark conference indeed for all the nuns who were participating in the First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns, held [...]

Vesak Day 2018 message

Dear Buddhist friends,On behalf of the Catholic community, we extend to all of you our heartfelt and warmest wishes as you celebrate your most sacred festival of Vesak, remembering the birth, enlightenment and final nirvana of Gautama Buddha.Indeed, enlightenment is what the world needs so desperately today. Greed for power and possessions, whether in politics, [...]

Catholics learn about Buddhism at monastery

Participants viewing a statue of Buddha at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on Oct 28.By Jared NgEye-opening, humbling and informative. This was how participants described their visit to the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on Oct 28.Twelve participants visited the monastery, also the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore, located at [...]

Archdiocese issues message for Vesak Day

Dear Buddhist Friends,I greet you warmly in your celebration of Vesak Day as you commemorate three significant events in the life of Gautama Buddha, namely, his birth, enlightenment and final nirvana. May you and your families be blessed with deep peace, joy and love.Buddhists are well known for their cultivation of wholesome values such as [...]

Buddhists And Christians: Together Fostering Fraternity

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., respectively president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, have signed the message that this dicastery sends each year to followers of Buddhism on the festival of Vesakh. Vesakh is the principal Buddhist holy day that commemorates [...]

Christians And Buddhists: Inner Peace, Peace Among Peoples

Vatican City, 20 May 2013 (VIS) – “Inner Peace, Peace Among Peoples” was the theme of the fourth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium held at the Pontifical Urbaniana University, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in collaboration with the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Italy. The participants, coming from [...]

Catholics, Buddhists should work together to defend life, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY – Catholics and Buddhists share “a profound reverence for life” which should motivate them to work together to protect human life, including the life of the unborn, said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.“It is urgent for both Buddhists and Christians, on the basis of the genuine patrimony [...]

Christians And Buddhists: Increasing Dialogue Through Education

Vatican City, 3 April 2012 (VIS) – Made public today was the annual Message to Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh, issued by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. The message is signed by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata, respectively president and secretary of the council. Vesakh is the main Buddhist feast [...]

Archbishop Chia’s message to Buddhists for Vesak Day

Dear Buddhist Friends, On the occasion of Vesak Day, I join in prayer with you that this annual festival may bring serenity and joy to Buddhists in Singapore and throughout the world. In Singapore, the respect of different religions and faiths is a building block of our society, and we wish to acknowledge the importance [...]

Message to Buddhists: Truth Is Necessary to Seek Peace

VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Made public today was the annual Message to Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh, issued by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. This year Vesakh, the most important Buddhist festivity, is celebrated on 8 April in Japan, on 10 May in Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore, and [...]