Religion

Latest Religions and Faiths News in Iran – 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.

Is Saint Thaddeus Monastery Oldest Christian Church in World 12

Is Saint Thaddeus Monastery Oldest Christian Church in World?

The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus in north-western Iran is considered by some experts to be the oldest church of the Christian world.
A Look at Jolfa History: An Exhibition of Iranian-Armenian Lifestyle

A Look at Jolfa History: An Exhibition of Iranian-Armenian Lifestyle

“A Look at the History of Jolfa” is the title of an exhibition on the traditional jobs, arts and clothing of Armenians in Iran’s Isfahan.
National Day of Shah-e Cheragh Commemorated in Iran

National Day of Shah-e Cheragh Commemorated in Iran

Iranian people on Sunday commemorated the National Day of Shah-e Cheragh, which is a cultural occasion marked every year across the country in honour the brother of eighth Shiite Imam.
Iran Officially Declares Cancellation of This Year's Hajj Pilgrimage

Iran Officially Declares Cancellation of This Year’s Hajj Pilgrimage

The Iranian Leader’s Hajj Office and the country's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization have issued a joint statement following Saudi Arabia’s cancellation of Hajj pilgrimage for pilgrims of all countries, including Iran.
Saudi Arabia Dragging Feet on Hajj Issue: Iran

Saudi Arabia Dragging Feet on Hajj Issue: Iran

Iran has expressed its objection over Saudi Arabia’s “contradictory” behaviour and “foot-dragging” with regards to the Hajj issue.
Jews Enjoy Full Freedom, Safety in Iran

Jews Enjoy Full Freedom, Safety in Iran: Senior Rabbi

A senior rabbi says the safety of Jews living in Iran is excellent, and unlike in Europe, there is no need for security forces to protect Jewish schools and places of worship.
Iran Reopens Mosques, Lifts Restrictions on Shopping Malls

Iran Reopens Mosques, Lifts Restrictions on Shopping Malls

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has announced new policies to ease restrictions which were in place since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Iran Congratulates Muslim World Leaders on Eid al-Fitr

Iran Congratulates Muslim World Leaders on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered congratulations to the leaders, governments and people of Islamic countries on the arrival of Eid al-Fitr.
Iran to Reopen Holy Shrines Nationwide despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Iran to Reopen Holy Shrines Nationwide despite COVID-19 Pandemic

The Iranian president says holy sites across the nation will reopen the day after the Eid al-Fitr, but the health protocols should be observed as before in order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Iranian Jewish MP Urges Fellow Jews to Rise Up against Zionism

Iranian Jewish MP Urges Fellow Jews to Rise Up against Zionism

The only Jewish member of the Iranian Parliament has called on the followers of Judaism across the globe to revolt against the Zionist regime “disaster” and support the Palestinian nation.