Vatican representative attends Buddhist-Christian forum

The Sixth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium is being held in New Taipei City Nov. 13-16 under the theme “Christians and Buddhists Walking Together on the Path of Nonviolence.” (Courtesy of Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society)

TAIPEI (CNA) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran of the Vatican arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday to attend an annual Buddhist-Christian forum that is focusing this year on non-violence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday.

During his four-day stay, the cardinal will also meet with Taiwan’s Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) as part of an effort to strengthen bilateral cooperation, the ministry said in a statement.

The Sixth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium is being held in New Taipei City Nov. 13-16 under the theme “Christians and Buddhists Walking Together on the Path of Nonviolence.”

It is jointly organized by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, which is headed by Cardinal Tauran, Taiwan-based Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference and Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society and has drawn participants from 18 countries.

By Elaine Hou and Kuan-lin Liu