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Hindus acclaim Archbishop`s Diwali greetings

Hindus have applauded Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby for his greetings "to Hindu communities on the occasion of Diwali", wishing "great peace and joy".



Nevada: Hindus have applauded Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby for his greetings "to Hindu communities on the occasion of Diwali", wishing "great peace and joy".

In his message, Welby said: "The lights of Diwali symbolise the renewal of life and hope in the midst of darkness so often prevalent in our world."

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada on Sunday, welcomed Archbishop`s message, a copy of which was sent to Zed by Tess Young, Welby`s Inter Religious Affairs Team Assistant.

Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. He urged Welby to explore the rich philosophy which Hindu scriptures offered.

Archbishop Welby, based in London, is the senior most bishop of the worldwide Anglicans, a Christian denomination, who number around 85 million and spread over 165 countries.

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