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Religious leaders meet in Japan to pray for world peace

August 10, 2017

[Vatican Radio]

Religious leaders met in Japan from Aug 3 to 4 to pray for peace in the world and as a response to Pope Francis’ wish to foster dialogue, friendship and peace.

About 2,000 people, including 24 delegates from 18 countries of Buddhism, Shintoism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism came together in Japan at an inter-faith “Interreligious Gathering of Prayer for World Peace”. The event marked the 30th anniversary of the first ‘Religious Summit’ held on Mount Hiei in 1987….

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