Port Louis, 17 April, 2021 / 7:43 pm (ACI Africa).
The Local Ordinary of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat, has expressed solidarity with the Muslims in the Indian Ocean Island nation ahead of the holy month of Ramadan scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 13 evening.
The month of fasting, prayer, reflection for Muslims across the globe, which is expected to conclude on the evening of May 12 is to be observed amid COVID-19 restrictions in Mauritius.
“Dear brothers and sisters of the Muslim faith, as you begin the holy month of Ramadan with the restrictions of the current confinement, I would like to express my closeness and solidarity,” Cardinal Piat says in his Monday, April 12 message posted on Facebook.
“We Christians have also had to live our Lent and Holy Week in the midst of confinement and I must admit that it was a real trial for us,” the member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) says, and adds that he understands “how difficult it must be to have to comply with these restrictions, even though they are necessary to protect the whole population.”