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place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
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For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
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Dalai Lama to receive world science and religion award at St Paul’s Cathedral
29 March 2012
St Paul’s Cathedral is delighted to host the Dalai Lama, as he collects his prestigious Templeton Prize on
Monday, 14 May.
The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader was announced as the winner of the £1.1m prize this morning (29 March) for his work in encouraging
scientific research and harmony among religions.
The Right Reverend Michael Colclough, Canon Pastor at St Paul’s Cathedral, said: "A non-violent voice of peace and reason in a calamitous
world, the Dalai Lama represents core values cherished by many different faiths. The award of the Templeton Prize to the Dalai Lama under the
dome of St Paul’s Cathedral will be a reminder that working towards peace and harmony is a practical and spiritual challenge to all faith
The Templeton Prize has been awarded annually since 1972 to a living person who has made ‘an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s
spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works’. Previous winners include Mother Teresa, Rev Dr Billy Graham and
Lord Martin Rees.
When he accepts his award, it will be the first time the Dalai Lama has visited St Paul’s Cathedral.