In his congratulatory message on Sunday, Rouhani wished days full of happy moments for all Christian Iranians.
“Without a doubt, the teachings of Jesus Christ (PBUH) are replete with attention to spirituality, peace and friendship. His Holiness’ lifestyle and advice must always be our guide,” he added.
“Today, we are in need of the teachings of divine religions more than ever.”
He also noted that “we are proud of Iran which is home to all Iranians, be they Muslim, Christian, Jewish or Zoroastrian, and consider respecting all divine religions as the valuable teaching of the merciful Islam.”
“Wishing a year full of blessings and happiness for our fellow Christian Iranians, I ask the Almighty to give everyone growing success and pride.”