Canadian archbishop hosts meeting between Dalai Lama, prime minister
Published: April 26, 2004
OTTAWA (CNS) -- Archbishop Marcel Gervais of Ottawa said a meeting he hosted between the Dalai Lama and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin was "very friendly and very warm" and that discussions included Tibet's relationship with China. The Tibetan spiritual leader "was consistent in his message of nonviolence and very respectful of China, very respectful," the archbishop said following the hourlong meeting April 23. Although more than two dozen local religious leaders attended the reception at the archbishop's home, Archbishop Gervais and the prime minister were the only two Canadians involved in direct discussions with the Dalai Lama.
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