Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama – Europe has accepted too many refugees

Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, thinks that Europe has accepted too many refugees, saying that they should stay only temporarily and return to rebuild their home countries once the conflicts there have been resolved. Speaking in Dharamsala in northern India where the Tibetan government resides in exile, the Dalai[…]

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Tutu urges pope to reconsider Dalai Lama meeting

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has appealed to Pope Francis to reconsider meeting the Dalai Lama, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said on Monday. “I am very aware of the dilemma in which so many have been finding themselves with regard to their relationships with His Holiness and the[…]

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Nobel winners praise de Lille for Dalai Lama stand

Nobel peace prize winners on Thursday showered praise on Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille for contesting President Jacob Zuma’s refusal to grant the Dalai Lama an entry visa to South Africa. Zuma’s stance on the visa issue, aimed at maintaining good relations with China, led to a planned summit[…]

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No policy to ban Dalai Lama: Govt

South Africa has no policy barring the Dalai Lama from entering the country, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Thursday. Addressing journalists about President Jacob Zuma’s state visit to China next week, Nkoana-Mashabane deftly side-stepped questions on why the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader had been refused entry to South[…]

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China to punish officials who support Dalai Lama

China will severely punish officials in Tibet who support the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader and Nobel laureate, state-run media reported Wednesday. China’s anti-corruption watchdog required officials in the region to concentrate on quashing separatism and maintaining social stability, the Global Times said. It quoted Ye Dongsong, who headed[…]

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Parties react to Dalai Lama visa debacle

Some political parties on Friday reacted to the relocation of the Nobel Peace laureates’ summit, and conflicting statements about the Dalai Lama’s visa application. The Democratic Alliance Youth accused President Jacob Zuma of betraying the principles of a free, just, and fair society by allegedly denying the Dalai Lama a[…]

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Nobel Summit move disappointing: De Klerk

Former president FW de Klerk on Thursday expressed disappointment that the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, due to be held in Cape Town later this month, would be relocated. “I can understand the reaction of the Nobel Peace Laureates, but nevertheless am convinced that it was not the[…]

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Women nobel laureates cancel SA trip

Women Nobel laureates have cancelled their trip to South Africa because the country has denied the Dalai Lama a travel visa, Sonke Gender Justice said on Wednesday. “Sonke Gender Justice was looking forward to hosting four women Nobel Peace laureates in Cape Town next month during the World Summit of[…]

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