Pope urges all Christians to celebrate Easter together

02 December 2023 11:43
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Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis. Photo: 24tv.ua Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis. Photo: 24tv.ua

The pontiff wants to time the joint celebration of Easter to the 1700th anniversary of the First Ecumenical Council.

Pope Francis for the first time expressed his desire for a permanent joint celebration of Easter by all Christians, reports kath.net.

Addressing representatives of the Vatican's International Theological Commission, Pope Francis called for "reopening the Council of Nicaea."

The year 2025 marks the 1700th anniversary of the First Ecumenical Council. On this occasion, Francis said that all Christians should celebrate Easter together at all times.

In 2025, Easter falls on the same day in both the Western and Eastern calendar, the Pope reminded. "How wonderful it would be if this were the concrete beginning of a permanent joint celebration of Easter!" he said at a meeting with Vatican theologians.

Earlier, the UOJ wrote that Bartholomew, the Pope and the head of the Anglicans held an ecumenical prayer in Rome.

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