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To our Muslim sisters and brothers, عيد مبارك – Eid Mubarak!

Sydney - Middle East Times Int’l: We have received from the Vatican's Department for Interreligious Dialogue the following message:
To our Muslim sisters and brothers, 
عيد مبارك – Eid Mubarak! 
We wish you, your families, and your communities in Australia and around the world every blessing on this auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr. 
We trust that Ramadan has been for you a blessed time of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.  We have joined with you in prayer and fasting and enjoyed your hospitality at iftar dinners.  
We acknowledge that this Ramadan has been more difficult than others, as you anguish over the horrific suffering of the people of Gaza. We hope that you have felt supported by all people of conscience. We trust that your devotion to God in these days and being together with others has provided some solace and courage to transform this injustice.    
We join you in fervent prayer for an immediate end to the war, for humanitarian aid to be provided to those in desperate need, and a just and lasting settlement which respects the legitimate rights of all concerned and brings an end to the decades-long cyclic eruptions of violence.
كل عام و انتم بخير  –  Kul cām wa antum bi-khair
May you remain blessed throughout the coming year!
Attached please find pdf files in Arabic and English of the Message for Ramadan and Eid from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue: 
DID Ramadan Message 2024 Arabic, Tan, 2pp 
DID Ramadan Message 2024 English, Tan, 2pp
May Almighty God console and direct our hearts and our actions in the way of peace.    
عيد فطر سعيد – Eid al-Fitr sacid
Happy Feast of Eid al-Fitr!
Yours faithfully,
Rev Dr Patrick McInerney
Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations
(See Arabic message in Arabic section)


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