Mosque in US Capital Welcomes New Pope

imageGreetings full of peace,

On behalf of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, we extend our best wishes on the election of the new leader of the Catholic Communion, Pope Francis. Our faiths hold many things in common; the belief in one God, the belief in ministry and miracles of Jesus, the love of his Blessed mother, Mary, his ascension and we, both Catholic and Muslim a wait for Jesus’ second coming. Yet, while we are waiting we can not wait for our continued engagement to help the poor and oppressed. We look forward to working with you and your leadership as we struggle to see God’s kingdom of love, compassion and understanding on earth. As Pope Francis begins to lead the coming generations we look forward to the continued implementation of the ideals of Vatican II.

The world benefits from the wisdom and leadership of the Pope of the Catholic Church. We congratulate the world-wide Catholic community and may you find peace in this season of renewal.

Thank you for your support and consideration,

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik

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