Deepavali Messages 1995-2020
Celebrating 25 Years of Hindu-Christian Fellowship
I feel much joy in presenting the new book by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) – Celebrating 25 Years of Hindu-Christian Fellowship – which marks the quarter-century milestone of Deepavali Mes-sages (1995-2020) sent from this Dicastery to our Hindu brethren in every part of the globe.
Started as a humble effort in 1995 in the spirit of Vatican II’s Nostra Ae-tate (no.2) and as “an expression of the mission ad gentes” (cfr. Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Redemptoris Missio, 7 December 1990, no. 55), the annual Deepavali message has, over the years, become PCID’s cherished tradition that aims at reaching out, with respect and love, to the followers of the third largest religion in the world to build fraternity, solidarity and harmony together.
To read the whole book, download the pdf above.