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Vatican sends peace message on Diwali

india Updated: Oct 17, 2006 16:33 IST

Believers of all religions must overcome the "evil of hatred" and distrust, the Vatican said in a message on the occasion of Diwali, making a specific reference to the 7/11 Mumbai train blasts.

The message titled 'Overcoming hatred with love' from Cardinal Paul Poupard, head of the Vatican's office for inter-religious relations, said the recent terrorist bomb attacks in Mumbai were yet another example of these phenomena which so often end in brutal violence.

"I am sure that, enriched in the light of our particular religious traditions, our resolve to invite all believers to overcome hatred by love will benefit society at large."

Over 180 people were killed in the series of blasts that rocked India's financial capital on July 11 this year.