The chairman of ELINEPA Dr. Dimitrios Vassiliadis met on Friday, January 14, 2022 with His Eminence the Apostolic Nuncio and Ambassador of the Vatican to Greece, Archbishop Tai-Fai, S.D.B. and presented him a copy of his book “Greeks and Buddhism – An Intercultural Encounter“.
In the discussion that followed, the Archbishop Tai-Fai, who previously served as a professor at Hong Kong University, expressed a keen interest in learning about the impact of the Greeks on the course of the development of Buddhism and expressed his belief that “compassion” and “love of neighbor” can be the basis for a constructive dialogue between the West and the East.
The significance of the intercultural dialogue was also emphasized by H.E. Knight Commander Georgios Olympios, who organized the meeting at the Nuntiatura (Embassy of Vatican) in Athens.