12 Mar '11, 8am

Dalai Lama offers prayers for devastated Japan

'The Dalai Lama expressed his shock and sadness on hearing the news of yesterday's earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan,' his office said in a statement posted on his official website www.dalailama.com. -- PHOTO: AP DHARAMSHALA (India) - TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday voiced 'sadness' over a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan and said he would pray for the victims. 'The Dalai Lama expressed his shock and sadness on hearing the news of yesterday's earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan,' his office said in a statement posted on his official website www.dalailama.com. The spiritual leader's reaction came as the Japanese government said it believed more than 1,000 people had been killed by Friday's 8.9-magnitude temblor and tsunami which devastated swathes of Japan. The Dalai Lama, who has a huge following among Japan's Buddhis...

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