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Pope Francis meets a Buddhist delegation from Cambodia on Jan. 19, 2023.

Pope Francis discusses ‘ecological conversion’ with Buddhist monks from Cambodia

Jan 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope defined “ecological conversion” as “true repentance” that leads to the end of “ideologies and practices that are hurtful... 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 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

Young buddhist monks cross a bridge in Thailand.

Vatican sends condolences on death of senior Buddhist abbot

Aug 19, 2013

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue sent a message of condolence to Thailand on the passing of senior Buddhist... Read more


Vatican invites Buddhists to help build culture of life

May 2, 2013

The Vatican’s top official for interreligious dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, sent a message to all Buddhists urging a joint commitment... Read more