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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses His Sadness Over the Recent Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

February 24, 2011

[Wednesday, 23 February 2011


DHARAMSHALA: In a letter sent on 22 February to H.E. John Key, the
Prime Minister of New Zealand, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
expressed his shock and sadness on hearing the news of a powerful
earthquake that had once again struck Christchurch which he had
fond memories of visiting in 1996.

His Holiness expressed his deeply felt condolences to the families
of the deceased and prayed for the well-being of those who have
been injured or lost their homes, with the hope that normal life is
restored soon.

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