Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered congratulations to the country’s Christians on the New Year of 2019.
In a message on Monday, the president hoped for spirituality, peace and friendship for all humanity in the new year.
According to president.ir, Rouhani’s message is as follows:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
I congratulate the start of year 2019 to my fellow Christian Iranians.
The birthday of Jesus Christ has brought the message of spirituality, peace and friendship for all societies, especially his followers, and his lifestyle and advice has always guided the humanity.
I hope in the new year, we will witness growing peace, justice and eradication of any kind of immorality and discrimination for all people around the world and all Christians and believers of other divine religions have a life full of success and happiness alongside each other in the dear Iran.
I wish blessings and felicity for our fellow Christian Iranians.
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran