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Eastern Churches’ Christmas: Pope’s Good Wishes

Special Greetings to the Orthodox Copts in Egypt

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To the Eastern Christians who celebrated Christmas on January 6 and 7, in particular Egypt’s Orthodox Copts, Pope Francis wished for “communion.”
During the Angelus, over which the Holy Father presided on January 6, 2018, the feast of the Epiphany, the Pontiff greeted the Eastern Churches, “Catholics and Orthodox, who celebrate these days the Lord’s Birth.”
“I address to them my warmest wishes: may this joyous celebration be the source of new spiritual vigor and of communion among all of us Christians, who recognize Him as Lord and Savior,” he said.
The Pope then added some impromptu words for Egypt’s Christians. “I would like to express especially my closeness to the Orthodox Coptic Christians and to greet warmly our brother Tawadros II, on the joyous occasion of the consecration of the new cathedral in Cairo,” he added.  

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Anne Kurian-Montabone

Laurea in Teologia (2008) alla Facoltà di teologia presso l'Ecole cathedrale di Parigi. Ha lavorato 8 anni per il giornale settimanale francese France Catholique" e participato per 6 mese al giornale "Vocation" del servizio vocazionale delle chiesa di Parigi. Co-autore di un libro sulla preghiera al Sacro Cuore. Dall'ottobre 2011 è Collaboratrice della redazione francese di Zenit."

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