RNA - “Following the Jesus Christ requires adherence to righteousness and abhorrence of anti-righteous powers, and it is hoped that Christians and Muslims in every part of the world will adhere to this great lesson from Jesus (pbuh) in their lives and deeds,” read a post released on Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter account on Christmas Eve.
“The honor Muslims attribute to Jesus Christ (pbuh) is no less than his position and merit in the eyes of the Christian believers in Christianity,” he added.
“Today, many who claim to follow Jesus Christ take a different path than that of him. The guidance of Jesus, the son of Mary (peace be upon our Prophet and her) is guidance towards worshiping God and confronting the Pharaohs and tyrants,” another tweet said.
In a relevant development, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also extended congratulations to the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, on the advent of Christmas which marks the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ.
“I am delighted to offer my sincerest congratulations to Your Holiness on the birthday of Jesus Christ, the Prophet of peace and kindness and messenger of freedom, as well as the start of year 2020,” read the opening of President Rouhani's congratulatory message to Pope Francis.
According to Fars News Agency, Jesus, son of Mary, is the messenger of monotheism and kindness, the symbol of patience and tolerance, and the preacher of dignity and freedom, he added.
“I hope that in this holy day that the world has seen Jesus’ face and the divine will has been manifested in the holy existence of His Holiness, the followers of monotheism and truth, and pure-minded followers of His Holiness and all divine religions move towards establishing peace and justice,” the Iranian president made a New Year resolution.
“I wish Your Holiness health and success and all followers of divine religions prosperity and felicity,” he concluded his letter.