Dec 25, 2017, 12:05 AM
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Rouhani: Xmas reminiscent of Christ’s heavenly teachings

Tehran, Dec 24, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday congratulated followers of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and all those believing in divine religions on Christmas, saying that Christmas is reminiscent of his heavenly teachings.

Describing Jesus Christ as the prophet of monotheism, spirituality and kindness, Rouhani said in an address to the Cabinet session on Sunday that the great prophet’s birth was an unprecedented kind of birth which has been characterized as an example of divine miracles by the Holy Qur’an.

Birth of Christ is auspicious and reminiscent of His heavenly teachings for not only Christians but also for all Muslims, he said.

Rouhani hoped that followers of the divine religions would create a safer and more stable and progressive society by drawing inspiration from divine messengers’ heavenly teachings and would not neglect the enemies’ divisive plots.

Meanwhile, earlier on Sunday Rouhani cabled a message to Pope Francis, pope of the Catholic Church to congratulate him on the auspicious birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (AS) and commencement of the New Year '2018'.

In today's world which is full of turbulences and moral anomalies, injustice, sufferings and torture, it is duty of all state officials and religious figures and intellectuals to join hands in order to create a world full of peace, calmness, justice, avoidance of violence and extremism, Rouhani said in his message.

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