Muslims Respond to the Pope’s Letter for Best Wishes during the end of Ramadan

August 8, 2013


With “extraordinary pleasure” Muslims of Italy accepted the goodwill message sent by Pope Francis which acknowledged the end of Ramadan and in particular, best wishes for the feast of Eid al-Fitr. The Union of Islamic Communities and Organizations in Italy (Ucoii) wrote today in a letter to the Pope; the organization wanted to emphasize the “kindness” of Pope Francis: an attitude which, along with education and respect must “become part of our daily practice, often a smile is worth a thousand words.”  Ucoii expands by saying “we are strengthened by the purification period which has just ended and we want to express to his Holiness our gratitude for the message which he personally sent.”