Will Christians once again celebrate Easter on the same date?
(CNS photo/Paul Haring: Pope Francis (left), Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II (center), Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (right), spiritual head of the Eastern Orthodox churches, attend an ecumenical prayer service at the Church of St. Peter in Cairo, as an image of the risen Lord stands behind them. April 28, 2017.)
With a providential twist in the ecumenical narrative, Pope Francis’s visit to Egypt April 28-29 fell during the Easter season of both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. That’s not always the case. Last year, 2016, Easter was celebrated in the Catholic Church on March 27, while the Orthodox churches celebrated Easter