While the Pope finishes up a US visit that saw a euphoric reception in multiple cities, another religious leader has had to cancel plans for an October visit to the US due to health concerns. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has arrived in the United States, but he's here to receive medical attention.
The Dalai Lama, who turned 80 on July 6, is reportedly being treated at the world famous Mayo Clinic. The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet regrets "the inconvenience caused by this decision," according to his office, a regret surely not necessary in the eyes of the millions who wish him well on his journey back to good health. He will miss scheduled visits to Massachusetts, Utah, Pennsylvania and Colorado.
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