Message for the Feast of Vesakh 2013A.D./ 2556 B.E., 2 May 2013
The many branches of the olive tree extend friendship and unity to all men of good will, (this includes women)
'The conference comes at a time when tensions and incidents of violence between Buddhists and other faiths are growing throughout Asia.
It also comes 10 years after the first major meeting of Buddhist and Catholic leaders, and was held at Rome's missionary university, the Urbaniana, on Monday, reports UCA News.'
Text from page http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/05/09/buddhists_and_christians_meet_for_talks_in_rome/in2-690690
of the Vatican Radio website