Rouhani says Merry Christmas to Pope Francis

IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani in a message congratulated Pope Francis, leader of the world Catholics and all Christians on birth anniversary of Prophet of peace and justice and messenger of friendship and brotherhood, the Jesus Christ (PBUH).

President Rouhani hoped that the new year will be a year of spirituality, tolerance, progress and dignity for all humans worldwide.

Rouhani was optimistic that interaction and kindness will improve further among all followers of the divine religions, calling on all moderate wise and justice-seeking well-wishers to put patience and dialogue top on agenda of humanity in the new year.

The president prayed to God to bestow a blessed and happy year, good health, happiness and prosperity upon His Excellency Pope francis.