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USCCB committee head offers congratulations to Muslims at Ramadan’s end

Catholic World News - August 20, 2012

The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs has offered “a greeting of peace and my congratulations” on the occasion of Eid, the conclusion of Ramadan.

“Having worked with many of you over a long period of time and so having been a witness to the great trust that has been established in our creative work together, I would like to exhort us all to continue our endeavors in the hope of preparing a sure foundation for the coming generations of American Christians and Muslims,” said Auxiliary Bishop Denis Madden of Baltimore. “They look to us for guidance and as exemplars of the peace and harmony intrinsic to productive, positive interreligious work.”

Calling Ramadan “a time of fasting, prayer and spiritual renewal” and “a time to serve the less fortunate, a reminder of the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other,” President Barack Obama also issued a statement marking Eid.

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