His Holiness

Posted September 12, 2003 at 2:17pm

With Reps. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) in the background, the Dalai Lama bows last week after a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

The spiritual leader of Tibet was the guest of honor during Tuesday’s event. Later in the week, he led a National Cathedral ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

But his visit to D.C. was not without controversy, with the Chinese government expressing disapproval of the trip and his contact with U.S. officials. The Dalai Lama has been in exile from Tibet since 1959, when the Chinese quelled an uprising against their rule there.