Dec 25, 2017, 10:41 AM
News Code: 82774689
0 Persons
FM spokesman congratulates Xmas, 2018

Tehran, Dec 25, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday congratulated the Christians worldwide on the auspicious birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and commencement of the New Year.

Qassemi also congratulated the Iranian Christians who for centuries have lived in peace with their Muslim compatriots and followers of others divine religions.

Doubtlessly, he said, after the defeat and elimination of Daesh, one of the most reactionary terrorist groups that was one of the most visible manifestations of Wahhabism in the current era, the world will be safer and more beautiful for all Christians in the world in the coming year.

Touching upon the spread of war, aggression, poverty and injustice in the world, Qasemi expressed the hope that by recourse to Jesus' teachings as an expression of tolerance and patience, the humanity could flourish across the globe.

'I hope, we will witness joint efforts and mutual sympathy aimed at strengthening and deepening peace, security and reinforcement of friendship in the world in the coming year', he added.

Christians in Iran who have their representatives in the parliament and free to practice their religion, celebrate the birth anniversary of Holy prophet Jesus Christ (PBUH).

9060**1377

Follow us on Twitter@IrnaEnglish