Source: Yahoo! News
On November 19, 2003 Yahoo! News posted an Associated Press story that reported, "Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will meet Pope John Paul II on November 27 during a visit to Italy, his spokesman Tenzin Taklha has said. The Tibetan leader said October 19 on a visit to Prague that he hoped to meet soon with the Polish-born pope, explaining: 'Both of us have experience with atheist and totalitarian regimes.' The Dalai Lama last met the pope in October 1999, when 20 religious leaders issued a joint call against the use of religion in fuelling violence."