June 7, 2004

Tibet: The Dalai Lama visits Rome

The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, is on a 3-day visit to the Italian capital to join an inter-religious seminar
Rome, June 4 - The Dalai Lama has arrived in Rome. The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, is on a 3-day visit to the capital to join an inter-religious seminar in the Mariapolia centre in Castel Gandolfo. He arrived at Rome's international airport at 11:40 on a flight from Edinburgh . The arrival of the Dalai Lama in Rome concurs with the 15th anniversary of the massacre on the Tienanmen square in Beijing, where hundreds of students who were holding a peaceful demonstration were killed by government troops. Upon his arrival the Dalai Lama was welcomed in one of the State ceremonial rooms reserved for politicians and religious leaders, by Gianni Vernetti, the chairman of the Tibet Intergroup, by Pietro Folena and by senator Alessandro Forlani, on behalf of the parliamentary Italy-Tibet intergroup, and the association Friends of Tibet. The Dalai Lama, who will be hosted by the Focolarini community in Castelgandolfo, will inaugurate the photo exhibition "Viaggio ad Oriente", in the presence of Rome's mayor Walter Veltroni. The Dalai Lama, in who has been living in exile since 1956 after Tibet was invaded by China, is travelling the world to talk about his "Policy of kindness" which he describes in his books and university lectures all over the world.


Source: AGI

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