Special message to Hindus on the occasion of the festival of Diwali
Each year the Vatican sends a special message to Hindus on the occasion of the festival of Diwali. The 2017 message can be accessed here
. That message offers cordial greetings to all Hindus, offers wishes for a joyful celebration, and the wish that ‘this festival of lights illumine your minds and lives, bring joy to your hearts and homes, and strengthen your families and communities!’
The Catholic Church in Melbourne also sends an annual greeting. This message is set out below. It offers warmest greetings and the blessings of prosperity and success on the occasion of Diwali, and looks forward to the Catholic and Hindu communities ‘doing more together in the future for the common good of our society’.
May the celebration of Diwali be a time of joy for us all.