On the occasion of ID-UL-FITR
We cordially greet our Muslim community and wish them joy and serenity as they end their Ramadan, a month that they have spent in prayer, fasting, helping the neediest and strengthening relations of family friendship. “Christians and Muslims: Together in overcoming violence among followers of different religions” is the theme the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has proposed for this year. Among other measures, this Vatican Department has appealed to recognize and respect the dignity and the rights of each human being, without any bias related to ethnicity or religious affiliation and to promulgate just laws which guarantee the fundamental equality of all. Let this feast be an occasion to further these values.