Dear Muslim Friends,

On behalf of the Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Singapore, I would like to wish you and all Muslims a very happy Hari Raya Aidilfitri. May you have reaped great spiritual rewards from the season of Ramadan.

Muslims and Christians share a common humanity, and a tradition of prayer and fasting to help us draw closer to God.

Lent is similarly a time of deep reflection and sacrifice for Catholics so we can appreciate the faith and discipline that is required of Muslims during Ramadan.

It is wonderful that we live in a country where many Catholics will have been invited to break fast with their Muslim neighbours, friends and colleagues and to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri with them.

May our respective faith communities continue to work together in the humble and generous spirit of charity and compassion for the less fortunate in Singapore, so that the message of faith, hope and love from God may continue to yield abundant blessings for all.

I wish Muslims renewed spiritual energy, peace and happiness.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Archbishop Nicholas Chia

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