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Global Inter-Religious Meeting held in Italy

ITALY: Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios Metropolitan of Diocese of Uk, Europe & Afirca represented the Malankara Orthodox Church in the Global Inter-Religious Meeting in the Umbrian hilltop town of Assisi in Italy. Pope Benedict XVI presided over meeting on Thursday.

The meeting was held on October 27 in the Vatican. Over 300 spiritual leaders, including Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists, attended the meeting to make a common call for peace. The meeting also condemned terrorism and violence in the name of religion.

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