Pope Francis congratulates Orthodox Christians on Christmas

15:52, 06 January 2021
Pope Francis congratulates Orthodox Christians on Christmas Photo: Vatican Media/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

The Head of the Catholic Church has congratulated the Orthodoxes and Catholics of the Eastern Churches on the upcoming Feast of the Nativity of Christ.

Pope Francis addressed the believers from the Vatican Apostolic Library on the occasion of the Epiphany, which is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on January 6, RIA Novosti reported.

With love, I appeal to the brothers and sisters of the Eastern Churches - Catholic and Orthodox - who, per their tradition, celebrate the Nativity of the Lord tomorrow. I send them my most sincere congratulations on Holy Christmas, Pope Francis said.

On January 6, Pope Francis participated in a solemn Mass in honor of the Feast of the Epiphany at St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis earlier expressed support for civil unions of same-sex couples for the first time, reported.

The Pope made the historic remarks in ‘Francesco,’ a new documentary film directed by Russian filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky, that premiered at the Rome Film Festival on October 21.