The Vatican releases a message for the Feast of Deepavali 2020

From the Vatican City:

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has published a message wishing Hindus a happy feast of Deepavali (Diwali), in the spirit of “interreligious appreciation and cooperation”.

The Vatican “offers its warmest greetings and best wishes to you on the occasion of Deepavali, which will be observed this year on 14 November”, states the message addressed to the Church’s “Hindu friends.”

“Amid the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, may this very meaningful feast dispel every cloud of fear, anxiety and worry, and fill your hearts and minds with the light of friendship, generosity and solidarity!” reads the text signed by the president and secretary of the Pontifical Council.

The message can be read HERE