Dalai Lama crosses Derry’s Peace Bridge

The Dalai Lama is welcomed by crowds at Queen's Quay, pictured with Children in Crossfire director Richard Moore. (1904PG114)
The Dalai Lama is welcomed by crowds at Queen's Quay, pictured with Children in Crossfire director Richard Moore. (1904PG114)
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His holiness the Dalai Lama has taken a stroll on Derry’s Peace Bridge as part of his visit to the city.

Following a press conference at Derry’s City Hotel, the 14th Dalai Lama walked to Ebrington Square with his friend and “hero” Richard Moore, Director of Children in the Crossfire.

The Dalai Lama is on a ‘Culture of Compassion’ visit to Derry at the invitation of locally -based global charity Children in Crossfire.

He said Derry was an example to the world of how “peace is possible” to achieve.

He paid tribute to his friend Richard Moore’s ability to remain “calm” and live a fruitful life after suffering tragedy as a child.

Mr Moore was blinded by a British soldier’s rubber bullet a the age of ten and has become close friends with the 14th Dalai Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader is a firm supporter of the Children in Crossfire charity which was founded by Mr Moore.