HOLY LAND – From Tuesday 22nd, in the evening, until Wednesday 23rdSeptember, at nightfall, Jews from all over the world observe Yom Kippur, Atonement Day, a solemn day of prayer and fasting, the holiest day of the Jewish year.
From Wednesday 23rd, in the evening, until Sunday 27th September, it will be the turn of the Muslims to celebrate Eid Al Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, the most important feast day according to Muslim calendar, which commemorates Abraham’s obedience to the will of God.
The Catholic Church of the Holy Land expresses its best wishes to its Jewish and Muslim brothers, hoping that the feast days will, despite the prevailing tension, be an opportunity to live together in mutual respect, justice, pardon and brotherhood. We believe in the same God, Creator and Merciful, as we all belong to the larger family of the children of Abraham.
The Catholic CHurch of the Holy Land therefore implores the blessings of the Almighty on all its Jewish and Muslims brothers, as well as on their families.
Source: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem