Pope Francis congratulated Orthodox Christians with the coming Christmas. Francis made congratulatory speech from the window of the Apostolic Palace, referring to the pilgrims who filled St. Peter's Square, with a sermon on the occasion of the Catholic feast of Epiphany, "TASS" reported.
The Pontiff also welcomed all participants of the traditional costume "Journey of the Magi" on the central streets of Rome. This year the festive cortege was organized for the 32nd time.
As it was reported earlier, millions of people on all continents celebrated Christmas on December 25 according to the Gregorian calendar. Pope Francis held a solemn Mass on Saturday night, December 24, in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican. Thousands of believers gathered in front of him in the cathedral and at the square.