The Dalai Lama is greeted upon his arrival in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. He is in Washington where he will receive the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
ROME (AP) - The Dalai Lama is now an honorary citizen of Rome.
The Tibetan Buddhist leader received the honor during a ceremony
Monday and vowed to pursue nonviolent action "until death."
Rome's mayor pledged his support for the struggle to seek greater autonomy for Tibet and presented the Dalai Lama with a small statue of the she-wolf, a symbol of Rome.
The Dalai Lama has resumed his busy schedule of international travel to teach Buddhism and highlight the Tibetan struggle after a number of health problems in recent months.
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