Catholics And Buddhists Join In Quake Aid Effort

May 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CathNews Asia

Catholic relief workers are cooperating with Tibetan Buddhist lamas to bring relief aid to the earthquake victims in Qinghai province.

By the end of April, the joint operations had delivered five electricity generators and 30 tons of fresh vegetables to Yushu county, the center of the damage from the quake, UCA News reports.

One of the beneficiaries of the aid, Venerable Minam Rinpoche, 44, a lama who runs a four-story library near the epicenter of the quake said he was touched by the interreligious cooperation.

It was “opening a new page in history,” he told Hebei Faith Press, a sister organization of Catholic social services group Jinde.

He hoped to see further cooperation that would enhance friendship between Catholics and Buddhists as well as between ethnic Han and Tibetans.