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Vatican–Hindu dialogue in Rome, 2023

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant, May 4, 2023

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ROME ( – The Vatican has held talks with Hindu leaders with the goal of building a “new humanism” by drawing together Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti (All Brothers) with the contested Hindu concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the whole cosmos is one family).

On Wednesday, the Vatican’s Dicastery for Interfaith Dialogue joined with representatives from the Hindu Forum of Europe and the Italian Hindu Union for a meeting on the theme of “Hindus and Christians in Europe: Building together a ‘fraternity-based new humanism.'”

Participants from the World Council of Churches — the world’s largest organization of non-Catholic churches — also addressed the conference, a press statement from the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue announced. …

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