Pope Francis congratulated “in the spirit of brotherly love,” the Orthodox world a merry Christmas (Julian calendar).
The toast of the Pope was proclaimed from the window of the Apostolic Palace, addressing the pilgrims who filled St. Peter’s square, with a sermon on the occasion of the Catholic feast of the Epiphany (Epiphany).
The Roman Pontiff also greeted all the participants of the traditional costume of “procession of the Magi” on the Central streets of Rome. This year the festive procession was organized for the 32nd time.
Earlier it was reported that the Pontiff for Christmas send Ukraine with six million euros. The funds will be through the Nunciature of the Vatican in Ukraine is aimed at funding projects to provide humanitarian aid to the residents of the East of the country.