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Assyrian bishop: Islamic Revolution a blessing for country

Feb-09-2014 at 11:08 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Editors' Note:

The following news article was published by an Islamic-based news agency in Iran and is posted here for reference purposes only. Perspectives expressed in this article does not reflect this website's views. The related information links are presented here for historical purposes and to reflect on the difficulties faced by the indigenous minorities in Iran.

Thomas Mirm, Bishop of Orumiyeh, Iran
Assyrian bishop: Islamic Revolution a blessing for country
by Ahlul Bayt News Agency. February 02, 2014.

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Assyrian, Chaldean Catholic Church Bishop of Orumiyeh Thomas Mirm, by commemorating anniversary of the late Imam Khomeini return to the country, said that the Islamic Revolution is a blessing for the whole country.

In a meeting between representatives of religious minorities here with representative of the Supreme Leader in West Azerbaijan province and Orumiyeh Friday Prayers Leader, Bishop Mirm said that Irans great nation has close cooperation with each other in all fields.

He said victory of the Islamic Revolution was a source of blessing for the whole country, adding that since establishment of the Islamic system, level of cooperation has increased noticeably.

He also falicitated appointment of Hojjatol-e-slam Seyed Mahdi Qoreyshi as new representative of the Supreme Leader in the West Azerbaijan Province.

The bishop continued that dignity and glory of Iran depends on unity of the nation and following the Supreme Leaders leadership.

Related Information

WikiLeaks: 2006-08-16: 06DUBAI5246: IRPO: the Status of Iran's Assyrian and Jewish Communities
WikiLeaks: 2007-08-30: 07IRANRPODUBAI58: Catholic Nuns in Iran Report Difficulties
WikiLeaks: 2009-09-30: 09ISTANBUL370: Iran/Religious Freedom: Assyrian Pentacostal Churches Shut Down
WikiLeaks: 2005-02-11: 05ANKARA800: Assyrian Christians in Iran: Looking for a Way Out
WikiLeaks: 2001-03-12: 01VATICAN1390: Foreign Minister Tauran's visit to Iran
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WikiLeaks: 2006-09-01: 06VATICAN183: Vatican: Iraqi Ambassador Warns of Unified Islamic Threat

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