Is SGI discussing pedophile priests, the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Holy See's tacit support of Adolph Hitler, and the superiority of the Lotus Sutra and Namu Myoho renge kyo over Catholicism? Hardly and the world descends ever more rapidly into misery and decline.
21/03/2013: The Institute of Buddhist Soka Gakkai Italian has been officially invited to the Vatican to the audience with the new Pope Francis, on the occasion of the meeting between the Holy Father and religious denominations recognized in our country. At the end of the speeches there was the ritual greeting of the Bishop of Rome. During the meeting is held a brief meeting between the Head of the National Women Mrs. Asa Nakajima and His Holiness the Pope Francis. Ms. Nakajima brought greetings from the Master Daisaku Ikeda and the Soka Gakkai Buddhist community as a whole Italian along with some gifts. His Holiness, returning affectionately, it is focused on the Juzu given to him as a symbol of prayer as a basis of faith. The hearing is held at the Sala Clementina. hearing was attended among others: the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni, President of the Islamic Cultural Center of Italy Abdellah Redouane, the European head of the Sikhs Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, the leader of the Hindu American Ghanapati and the international leader of Rissho Kosei Kai Buddhist school, Nichiko Niwano. The center IBISG also attended the inauguration ceremony of the "Petrine Ministry" that is took place the previous day in St. Peter's Square." -- SGI Italy