Cardinal Cupich joins Muslim community for annual iftar

The Archdiocese of Chicago joined with the Muslim community to mark the end of the Ramadan fast at the 23rd Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar dinner and program on April 5, 2022 at the Islamic Foundation North in Libertyville. Sponsored by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, the annual interfaith Iftar commemorates breaking the Ramadan fast, observing maghrib prayer and sharing a festive dinner and program. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
After receiving an award for his ongoing work furthering Catholic-Muslim relations, Cardinal Cupich greets Irshad Khan, chairman of Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, and his wife, Asma. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich speaks during the iftar. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich offers a moment of silence for the people of Ukraine. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Sally Blount, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, speaks with Passionist Father Donald Senior, president emeritus of Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Blount speaks during the iftar. She was the Catholic speaker. There was also a Muslim speaker. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
The cardinal poses for a photo. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants break their fast. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)