Dalai Lama calls for century of peace during Northern Ireland visit

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The Dalai Lama said developed countries are in "crisis" as he urged a greater sense of compassion and love.

The Tibetan spiritual leader called for a century of peace during a visit to Northern Ireland.

He said thinking which led to warfare was outdated - referring to fighting in Burma, Iraq and Syria.

Dalai Lama and Richard Moore
The Dalai Lama with Richard Moore as he addresses a charity event marking the 20th anniversary of the charity Children in Crossfire (Niall Carson/PA)

The 82-year-old said: "Our goal should be a century of peace, a century of dialogue based on a sense of oneness of seven billion human beings."

He said there was too much war, fear, distrust and anger. Global warming was a "major disaster".

He added: "We have to work together."

To quote His Holiness @DalaiLama "Inner Beauty is essential" #CompassionInAction#DalaiLama#ChildreninCrossfire@richardcicpic.twitter.com/tp174xCNKy

-- Children inCrossfire (@ChildreninXfire) September 10, 2017

He was in Londonderry as a guest of charity Children in Crossfire.

The Dalai Lama said he was a supporter of Europe: "I am an admirer of the EU."