Religion

Iran is a predominantly Shiite Muslim country, with significant minorities of many other faiths. News and opinions related to religious issues can be found here.

Leader Praises Peaceful Coexistence of Shiite, Sunni Muslims in Iran

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has lauded the peaceful coexistence of Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Iran, describing them as a role model for all Muslims in the world.

Fire at Iraqi Hotel Kills Two Iranian Pilgrims (+Video)

At least two Iranian women have been killed and another injured in a fire at a hotel in the holy city of Najaf in Iraq.

Enemies Seeking to Sideline Palestine Issue: Top Iranian Cleric

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani has warned against the enemy plot to sideline the fate of Palestine as the main issue of the Islamic world.

Iran to Register Vank Cathedral as World Heritage

After registering three churches in the World Heritage List, Iran is trying to add other Armenian cathedrals like Isfahan's "Vank" to this list.

Armenians in Iran Mark Christian New Year

Iranian Armenians living in Tehran have celebrated the advent of Christian New Year at an iconic church in the capital city.

Muslims Join Christians in New Year Celebrations in Iran

Christians and Muslims get together in Christian New Year celebrations in Iran in a show of solidarity and rapport between followers of the two religions.
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Iran President Congratulates Christians on New Year

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has extended his felicitations to the country’s Christians on the beginning of 2018.

Christians in Iran Preparing for New Year

Armenian residents of Isfahan, the majority of whom live in Jolfa neighbourhood, hold annual celebrations on Christmas and the new Christian year.

Christian Prisoners Celebrate Christmas in Tehran’s Evin Prison

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.

2018 to Be Safer, More Beautiful Year for All Christians: Iran

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.

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