Issued by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media - Jordan. Editor-in-chief Fr. Rif'at Bader - موقع أبونا

Published on Sunday, 2 May 2021
Pope sends Easter greetings to Orthodox and Eastern Churches
Pope Francis sends his greetings to our brothers and sisters who celebrate the Solemnity of Easter according to the Julian calendar.

By Linda Bordoni/ :


Addressing the faithful after the Regina Coeli Prayer in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis, on Sunday May 2, said he sends "his best wishes to our brothers and sisters of the Orthodox Churches and of the Eastern and Latin Catholic Churches who today, according to the Julian calendar, celebrate the Solemnity of Easter."


“May the Risen Lord fill them with light and peace, and comfort the communities living in particularly difficult situations. Happy Easter to them!” he said.


Beatification of José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros


And during his words to those present in St. Peter’s Square the Pope recalled the beatification last Friday, in Caracas, Venezuela, of José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros.


“He was a doctor, rich in science and faith. He knew how to recognise the face of Christ in the sick and, like a Good Samaritan, he helped them with evangelical charity”, he said.


“May his example help us to care for those who suffer in body and spirit,” he concluded asking for applause for the new blessed.