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Vatican urges Buddhists to join fight against corruption

AP  |  Vatican City 

The Vatican is urging Buddhists to work with Christians to combat corruption, saying corrupt political, business and religious leaders put lives at risk, damage the environment and threaten

The Vatican's interreligious dialogue office issued a message to Buddhists to mark the holiday of Vesak, which is celebrated at different times around and the Indian subcontinent.

In the message published Wednesday, the Vatican said the "evil" of cannot be met with silence, and urged Buddhists and Christians to work with media and to expose and hold white-collar criminals accountable.

It said: "People are scandalized by incompetent and corrupt politicians, ineffective legislation and the failure to investigate major cases." It warned that populist movements backed by religious fundamentalists have arisen to protest the

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 21:00 IST