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Pope comments on Abba Serapion s decision to celebrate Christmas on December 25

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Thursday ,12 December 2019

Pope comments on Abba Serapion s decision to celebrate Christmas on December 25

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II commented on the decision of bishop Serapion of Los Angeles to celebrate an early Christmas Mass on December 25 with the Western Churches, while the Coptic Church celebrates it on January 7th.

Pope said that the decision doesn t include breaking the fasting and it comes to fulfill the needs of the Coptic congregation in the Diaspora, and similar decisions have been taken including replacing prayers for the Nile River by other rivers near the churches abroad, and by changing the rituals time of celebrating marriage sacrament to be held in the evening instead of the mourning.