Condolences on the Passing of the Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, Thích Quảng Độ
02/28/2020 05:24 PM EST
Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson
On behalf of Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and the American people, we express our sincere condolences on the passing of The Venerable Thích Quảng Độ , Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. Thích Quảng Độ was a tireless champion for religious freedom and other human rights, who remained committed to the non-violent pursuit of justice. His peaceful efforts garnered numerous international awards, including several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. We offer our condolences to the people of Vietnam and Buddhists around the world.