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Cardinal Tauran visits the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Neasden

13/06/2013 1:15 pm

13 June 2013 - Morning

The first official engagement of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran's four-day visit to England was a visit to a Hindu Mandir - temple - on the outskirts of London.

The Cardinal, Pope Francis' senior advisor on interreligious dialogue, enjoyed a tour of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden.

Having received the traditional welcome at the bottom of the temple's main steps, Cardinal Tauran was escorted around the Mandir by Pujya Paramtattva Swami.

The Cardinal met with monks before making the short journey to the conference rooms to take part in a Hindu-Christian seminar titled: 'Catholics and Hindus: The Practice of compassion as a contribution to peace'.

The seminar opened with both Hindu and Christian prayers before Pujya Satyavrat Swami's opening address and Cardinal Tauran's keynote speech.

Hindu perspectives on compassion and world peace were provided by Pujya Paramtattva Swami. Dr Martin Ganeri OP reciprocated by offering Christian perspectives on the same subject.

The visit concluded with the exchange of gifts.

Speeches

When made available, speeches from the visit to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden can be downloaded from the top right-hand corner of this page.

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Links

cbcew.org.uk/cardinal-tauran-in-uk-2013
Our official section for Cardinal Tauran's visit

londonmandir.baps.org
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London was created by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the current leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), a worldwide Hindu organisation rooted in the Vedas and dedicated to the service of society.

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Cardinal Tauran - Neasden

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Inaugural Address by His Eminence Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran President, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, Neasden Temple. 13 June 2013.

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Pujya Satyavrat Swami

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Pujya Satyavrat Swami gave this welcome address to Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and the delegation visiting the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, Neasden Temple. 13 June 2013.

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Pujya Paramtattva Swami

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Pujya Paramtattva Swami gave Hindu perspectives on the theme "Catholics and Hindus: The Practice of Compassion as a Contribution to Peace" at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, Neasden Temple. 13 June 2013.

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Dr Martin Ganeri OP

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Dominican priest Dr Martin Ganeri OP gave Christian perspectives on the theme "Catholics and Hindus: The Practice of Compassion as a Contribution to Peace" at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, Neasden Temple. 13 June 2013.