Armenian residents of Isfahan, the majority of whom live in Jolfa neighbourhood, hold annual celebrations on Christmas and the new Christian year.
A group of Christian prisoners, who are serving their terms in Tehran’s Evin Prison, have celebrated the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ in a ceremony organized by the detention centre.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the new Christian year will hopefully be safer and more beautiful for all Christians in the world given the elimination of Wahhabi terrorists.
Israeli forces have once again clashed with Palestinians demonstrating against the new US policy on Jerusalem al-Quds in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated all Christians in the world on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ, and wished them all a happy and peaceful Christmas.
An Iranian daily has called on Islamic seminaries and the clergy to wean themselves off government budget and meet their costs by turning to religious taxes.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has sent separate messages to the heads of Muslim states to congratulate his counterparts on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
An Iranian cleric studying advanced jurisprudence also works as a top football referee and martial arts instructor.
The 31 International Islamic Unity Conference begins in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars, university professors, and representatives from scientific as well as cultural associations in attendance.
Iran will send a delegation to Saudi Arabia to prepare the grounds for the Iranian pilgrims’ presence in the next year’s Hajj.