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Khamba Nomun Khan, the head of the Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, accompanied Pope Francis as he made his entrance at the interreligious dialogue event at the Hun Theater in Mongolia on Sept. 3, 2023.

Pope Francis quotes Buddha at interreligious event in Mongolia

Sep 2, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that interreligious dialogue is “not antithetical to proclamation” but helps religious traditions to understand one another. Read more

Italian Cardinal Giorgio Marengo takes possession of his titular parish in Rome in May 2023.

Cardinal in Mongolia dreams of establishing a Catholic monastery to advance evangelization

Jul 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Giorgio Marengo has taken on the challenge of bringing the Gospel to a country with one of the smallest... Read more

Pope Francis meets the Buddhist Delegation of the Sangha Assembly in Chetuphon, Thailand, at the Vatican, June 17, 2022

Pope Francis: Jesus and the Buddha understood need to overcome egoism

Jun 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking to a Buddhist delegation from Thailand. Read more

Pope Francis met with an interreligious delegation including leaders of Buddhism in Mongolia on May 28, 2022

Pope Francis invites Mongolian Buddhists and Catholics to work together to end violence

May 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

"We have a duty to arouse in humanity the will to renounce violence and build a culture of peace," Pope... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, head of the Supreme Sangha Council, in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 29, 2017.

Vatican to Buddhists: May the pandemic ‘unite us in service’

May 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sent greetings for the Buddhist feast of Vesakh. Read more

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Mindfulness and meditation 'AmaZen' employee program not religious, Amazon says

May 19, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Corporate giant Amazon will offer an “AmaZen” component to employees to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee... Read more

Pope Francis greets His Holiness Somdej Phra Maga Muneewong at the Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple in Bangkok Nov. 21.

In a meeting with Thailand's Supreme Buddhist Patriarch, Pope Francis encourages peace

Nov 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics and Buddhists share should work together to advance the cause of mercy in the world, Pope Francis said Thursday... Read more

Enryaku-ji, a Tendai Buddhist monastery near Kyoto, Japan, where the interreligious prayer meeting is being held.

Want peace and love? Remember to pray, Pope Francis says

Aug 6, 2017

Through their prayers, people of various religions can work together for peace, Pope Francis has said to an interreligious prayer... Read more

Miao Jing of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist association arrives at Santo Tomas University in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.

One Buddhist nun's thoughts on Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015

A Buddhist nun who experienced Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines voiced her gratitude to the pontiff for his efforts... Read more

Sri Lankans fill the street awaiting Pope Francis' arrival in Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.

Francis makes impromptu visit to Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka

Jan 14, 2015

On Wednesday evening following his scheduled events, Pope Francis made a brief, unplanned visit to a Buddhist temple in Sri... Read more