Dalai Lama in row over conversions

Statements by the Dalai Lama against conversions and the work of missionaries are causing confusion and opposition among many Christians in Asia.

Attempting to condemn bad proselytism, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism spoke against conversions and changing from one religion to another.

His position was seen as support for the policies of the radical Hindu groups and the anti-conversion laws that exist in some Indian states. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay, took issue with him.

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