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.
The Unrepresented Nations and People Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent and democratic membership organisation. Its Members are indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognised States and occupied territories that have joined together to defend their political, social and cultural rights, to preserve their environments and to promote their right to self-determination.