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Parishes in Jakarta offer livestock for Eid al-Adha

JAKARTA (UCAN): Parishes in the Archdiocese of Jakarta, Indonesia, offered cattle for Eid al-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice) celebrations to promote brotherhood among Catholics and Muslims in the country’s capital.
 
In all, 42 out of 66 parishes in the archdiocese offered 234 goats and seven cows for the Eid al-Adha, which fell on August 11 this year. The festival commemorates the story of the Abraham, revered by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, who was willing to sacrifice his only son at God’s command.
 

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Displaced Marawi families given meat for Eid

COTABATO (UCAN): Islamic Relief Worldwide, an international relief organisation, distributed at least 3,870 kilogrammes of meat to 1,800 displaced families living in temporary shelters on the outskirts in war-torn Marawi in the southern Philippines to mark the observance of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) on August 22.
 
Maryann Zamora, a spokesperson for the group in the Philippines, said the animals were slaughtered to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice even his son to God.
 

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