Dear Muslim Friends, I join in prayer with you on the occasion of your joyful feast, Id al-Fitr, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer.
As Muslims in Singapore and around the world celebrate this feast with renewed strength for their personal, family and social existence, the Catholic community joins in prayer with you, acting together as witnesses to our religious beliefs in conformity with the Creator’s plan, which encourages us to serve our brothers and sisters and work together for the common good.
We deeply value the work we have done, in conjunction with representatives from the Muslim community and other religions in the Presidential Council for Religious Harmony, to promote peace and harmony among all peoples.
In the troubled times in which we are living, religious believers are increasingly striving to work together in favour of peace, respecting the religious practices of all individuals and communities.
In Singapore, respect for different religions is a cornerstone of our society. Therefore, it is important that we continue to join together in our efforts to spread peace, working hand-in-hand to alleviate the sufferings of those around us. My dear Muslim friends, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Singapore, I pray that your celebration of Id al-Fitr will be a source of joy and happiness for you and your families.
Archbishop Nicholas Chia