Imam Khomeini invited Christian religious leaders on Christmas

Imam Khomeini the religious and spiritual leader of the Muslim world recommended the cultural council of the Islamic Revolution to invite the Christian priests to participate a Christmas ceremony in Iran.

ID: 34845 | Date: 2016/01/01
The founder of the Islamic Republic advised the members of the council to invite committed Christian religious scholars to join some western diplomats during the ceremony.


Imam also noted that the Christian priests, who are of African-western origin, have had stance against imperialistic powers and thereby it is advised that they should be given priority to be invited as guests.


It happened during the first years of the victory of the Islamic revolution more than three decades ago.


Imam had held several meetings with Jewish and Christian leaders and urged them to stand by the Islamic Republic, the Iranian nation and oppressed nations of the world against aggressions and discriminations.


Imam was a great champion of unity among all religious schools of thought and wanted them to take unified stance against imperial and aggressive powers.


The great Imam maintained that Christian people and leaders should follow the pure teachings of the Jesus Christ—the great prophet of God the Almighty — instead of favoring the wrongdoing of some aggressive materialistic minded rulers.


The works and initiatives of Imam remain equal popular among all followers of Divine faiths including the Muslims, Christians, Jews and others.  Imam was also a staunch supporter of the minorities and issued special recommendations and advised that their rights must be observed.