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In D.C., a call for restaurants to give fasting Muslims an alternative to IHOP in Ramadan

When it comes time for Muslims to break their Ramadan fast at sundown during Islam’s holy month, they traditionally start with a few dried dates. For their last full meal before a full day of fasting, many American Muslim families down a plate of pancakes at IHOP. It’s not because Muslims like pancakes more than other Americans. It’s because the 24-hour pancake house chain is often the only local restaurant open at suhoor, the meal eaten just before the ritual fast begins at daybreak. A new initiative cal

Source: In D.C., a call for restaurants to give fasting Muslims an alternative to IHOP in Ramadan – Religion News Service

Pope Makes History By Tapping First African American Bishop To Lead Washington, D.C. 

Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church’s most senior U.S. position on Thursday, seeking to end a period of upheaval in a job whose previous two occupants were caught in sexual abuse scandals. Former Atlanta archbishop Wilton Gregory, 71, was made new head of the Church in the U.S. capital Washington, D.C., and is also likely to become a cardinal eligible to vote in a conclave to elect the next pope after Francis. He would be the first African-American to hold the rank of card

Source: Pope Makes History By Tapping First African American Bishop To Lead Washington, D.C. | HuffPost