Yangon, Burma, Nov 29, 2017 / 03:34 am
In a meeting with Buddhist monks in Burma on Wednesday, Pope Francis stressed that true and lasting justice and peace cannot be achieved unless the dignity of all people is protected.
"Authentic justice and lasting peace can only be achieved when they are guaranteed for all," Pope Francis said Nov. 29.
He emphasized that his meeting with the Buddhist monks is an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of friendship between Catholics and Buddhists as well as "affirm a commitment to peace, respect for human dignity and justice for every man and woman."
Pope Francis met with the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, a group which oversees Buddhist clergy in Burma, at the Buddhist Kaba Aye complex, which includes Kaba Aye Pagoda, just 6 miles north of Yangon.