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VIDEO: Archbishop of Canterbury's message for Eid al-Fitr

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has wished Muslims in the UK and around the world “Eid Mubarak” as they celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In a video message, recorded on the evening that Archbishop Justin hosted the first Iftar meal at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop recalled recent conversations with a Muslim friend during Lent – in which they read the Qur’an and the Bible together – and spoke of the “feast” of sharing deeply in a time of fasting.

In the wake of the difficult period that many schools in Birmingham have gone through over the last months, the Archbishop encouraged honest conversations about the common life that we share.

The Archbishop continued to affirm the importance of strong relationships across the different faiths, and wished Muslims in England and across the world “Eid Mubarak!” – a blessed festival.

29 July 2014 | YouTube | Open media