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Europe's largest Buddhist temple inaugurated in Bussy-Saint-Georges

World News Bussy-Saint-Georges, France - 24 June 2012

Numerous religious and local political representatives attended the inauguration ceremony for Europe's largest Buddhist temple, located in the French commune Bussy-Saint-Georges, in the Seine-et-Marne department, on June 24, 2012. 

The construction of other religious monuments is currently in the works in Bussy-Saint-Georges, including the construction of a synagogue, a mosque, a Protestant temple, and an Armenian Orthodox Church.


"The city of Bussy-Saint-Georges is particularly cosmopolitan, with one of the highest population growth rates in France. Its population multiplied by 11, between 1990 and 2005, resulting in an increase in the city's religious and cultural diversity," said the Commons' forum.

"We believe we've designed a spatial organization that will allow individual religions to exist in their entirety,  and will also permit dialogue not only between the different religious groups, but also between the religious groups and the rest of the city," explained Hugues Rondeau, Bussy-Saint-Georges' mayor, to Reuters.

The Buddhist temple will open to the public on July 1, 2012. The temple will become the European headquarters for the Fo Guang Shan monastic order. Fo Guang Shan is one of eight branches of Buddhism. According to an article in the International Business Times, the main prayer room can hold 450 devotees, while the entire temple can hold over a thousand devotees. 


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