President-elect stressed U.S. commitment to fighting for religious freedom around the world
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden published a holiday greeting for Orthodox Christmas.
“Jill and I wish a Merry Christmas to Orthodox Christians in the United States and around the world. This cherished time looks different this year than it always does. Many families are mourning relatives whose place at the table is now empty or abandoning their favorite holiday traditions to keep each other safe. Yet as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we remember that faith, hope, and love continue to light the way even in the darkest days and will sustain us through the toughest trials,” Biden said.
“As we celebrate the important contributions of Orthodox Christians to the United States and the world, we reaffirm the right of all people to practice the religion of their choice, and we emphasize our commitment to protecting religious minorities who sometimes face discrimination and violence. We look forward to the coming year and pray with our Orthodox sisters and brothers for peace, justice, and healing throughout the world,” the U.S. president-elect stressed.