Tuesday, 30 August 2011

From the Catholics to the Muslims: Happy Eid

In his official statement for August 28th 2011 the Archbishop of Port of Spain Archbishop Edward Gilbert sends greetings to the people of Trinidad and Tobago on the celebration of our 49th anniversary of independence from Great Britain and he wishes a Happy Eid to the Muslim community in the Archdiocese who celebrate the festival of Eid (both days are August 31st).


On behalf of the entire Catholic community I extend best wishes to the leaders and citizens of our nation on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of independence.

As a community of Faith in Trinidad and Tobago we have a very important role both to celebrate the reality of the blessings the people of this nation have received, as well as to challenge the entire community to be ever more faithful to the demands of our watchwords: Discipline, Tolerance and Production.

Let us pray for peace and justice in our nation and that all may actively participate in building a civilisation of love.

This week, the Muslim community celebrates Eid, marking the end of their period of fasting - Ramadan. I join with the national community in extending fraternal greetings to the Muslim community.

+ Edward J Gilbert,
Archbishop of Port of Spain

I wish to add my two words:

The the People of the Re3public of Trinidad and Tobago... Happy 40th Anniversary.

To the Muslim Community and my muslim brothers and Sisters : Eid Mubarack.

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