Ottawa, Canada, May 3, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Archbishop Marcel Gervais of Ottawa hosted talks between the Canadian Prime Minister and the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, last week in his home.
The archbishop said the conversation between the two April 23 was “very friendly and very warm” and that discussion included Tibet’s relationship with China, reported Canadian Catholic News.
Archbishop Gervais said the Tibetan spiritual leader “was consistent with his message of nonviolence, and very respectful of China,” reported CCN.
Gervais told CCN that the way in which Prime Minister Paul Martin “sort of bent over backward to meet the Dalai Lama is very significant in terms of a spiritual meeting.”