On behalf of the Hindu Council UK (HCUK), may we take this opportunity to offer our sincere prayers and good wishes to Pope Benedict XV1, following the announcement that he will be retiring at the end of February 2013. We pray that God will bless him profoundly in retirement with good health and peace of mind and heart.
The Hindu Community along with other Faith Communities, fondly remember the Pope’s Papal visit to the United Kingdom in September 2010, when The Holy Father took time out to meet Faith Leaders and discussed with us the core aspects of religion and belief in our society and the role Religious Leaders can play in promoting peace and serving humanity.
The gathering was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that there is much that can be achieved when we all work together for the greater good for society as a whole. The Hindu Council UK endorses that religions have far more commonalities than differences and we welcomed the moves that The Holy Father made to help forge unity and foster greater understanding between faiths.
We ask people of all faiths to keep Pope Benedict in their prayers.
With all good wishes and prayers,
Hindu Council UK (HCUK)
Responses from: The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Archbishop of Southwark on the Statement by the Hindu Council UK (HCUK)