Rome, Italy: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Rome yesterday. He was received at the airport by Enzo Cursio, the Vice President of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and Representative Ngodup Dorjee.
About 150 Tibetans and Tibetan friends welcomed His Holiness the Dalai lama at Hotel Boscolo with Tibetan traditional welcome offerings.
There were more than 10 media people at the Hotel reception.
Asked about the violent conflicts taking place in several parts of the world in the name of religion, His Holiness replied:
“Although conflict on political or economic grounds is at least understandable on some level, violence in the name of religion is unthinkable.”
He drew attention to the example of India with its long-standing tradition of tolerance and non-violence, where the world’s major religious traditions have lived side by side in harmony for centuries.
He will attend the opening of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates today. The summit is to take place over the next three days.