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Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II: the Possibility to Celebrate Easter Together on the Third Sunday in April is Being Studied

The debate on the opportunity to unify the dates of the liturgical solemnities currently celebrated on different days from different Churches and communities, is "a historical problem" that in itself does not have implications of faith and doctrine. This is why the proposal to unify the Easter date for all Christian Churches "on the third Sunday of April" is being studied. This is what Patriarch Tawadros II said during a meeting with young people which took place on Sunday, May 3 at the Coptic Cultural Centre in Amsterdam, in the context of the visit carried out by Pope Tawadros in the Netherlands and in other European countries.

The solicitation to unify Easter – had already been expressed by the Coptic Patriarch in a letter sent in May 2014 to Pope Francis, on the occasion of the first anniversary of their meeting at the Vatican (see Fides 07/05/2014). The Primate of the Christian Church numerically higher among those present in the Arab countries, had returned to propose the issue also on November 9, speaking in Vienna to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Pro-East Foundation.


Source: Fides News

2016-10-24T07:19:00+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: News|