July 17, 2021
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – Moved by the news of flooding in Europe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, and Alexander De Croo, the Belgian Prime Minister, to express his concern.
“I am saddened to see reports of the unprecedented flooding that has wreaked havoc across western Europe, particularly affecting Belgium and Germany,” he wrote. “The loss of life, damage to property, and hardship that thousands of people are facing is most upsetting.
“I understand that every effort is being made to help those affected. I would like to express my condolences to the bereaved and my deep sympathy for those left devastated by this catastrophe. My thoughts are with everyone affected by this calamity.”