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Pope to Mongolian Buddhists: Humanity must renounce all forms of violence

Pope Francis greets a Buddhist delegation from Mongolia visiting the Vatican, and calls for interreligious dialogue to help humanity embrace nonviolence in every aspect of life.

By Devin Watkins

As the Holy See and Mongolia mark the 30th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations, a delegation of Buddhist leaders from the East Asian nation met with Pope Francis on Saturday.

The group was accompanied by Bishop Giorgio Marengo, the Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar.

Pope Francis offered the delegation a “warm and respectful welcome”, and praised their desire to build a peaceful society through mutual understanding with the Catholic Church.

“Peace is the ardent yearning of humanity today. Consequently, there is an urgent need, through dialogue at all levels, to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence. This dialogue must invite all people to reject violence in every form, including violence done to the…

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