Pope Francis calls for mutual respect to mark Muslim Eid

Pope-Francis-wavingAlexander Besant, Global Post

Pope Francis reached out to Muslims in a speech on Sunday marking the end of Ramadan.

The message calling for mutual respect between the two religious communities was the Pope's second in recent weeks.

"I want to send a hello to Muslims around the world, our brothers, who a short time ago celebrated the conclusion of the month of Ramadan," he said during his Angelus blessing in St. Peter's Square.

"I hope that Christians and Muslims engage to promote mutual respect, especially through the education of new generations," he said.

He also said that Christians and Muslims should avoid defaming each other. (Read more)

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