The Archbishop of Ibadan Diocese, Most Rev. Gabriel ‘Leke Abegunrin has extended a greeting to Muslims in Oyo State as they started the holy fasting.
He as well charges them to include in their prayers the eradication of the COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world.
Read his full message below:
RAMADAN MESSAGE TO MUSLIMS IN IBADAN AND OYO STATE
As-salaamu ‘alaykum! Peace be upon you!
On behalf of the Priests and all faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, I wish to express my best wishes to all Muslims in Ibadan and Oyo State as Ramadan Fast begins.
Ramadan is an important period for Muslims to fulfil their obligation to fast. Indeed, the Holy Quran enjoins the Muslims to fast when it states: “Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness” (Q 2:183).
As you dedicate yourselves to Ramadan Fasting, I implore you to pray for our country and the world at large that God may save us from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
I wish you a fruitful celebration of Ramadan!
Most Rev. Gabriel ‘Leke Abegunrin
Catholic Archbishop of Ibadan