According to a statement released today by the Media Department of the Presidential Office, Rouhnai wished that the new Christian year would be “the year of empathy, friendship, peace and tranquility for the entire human community.”
This may strike many people as strange or unusual because for years the U.S. entertainment based, corporate owned media in America has sought to vilify Rouhnai through personal attacks and insults.
Rouhnai message contradicts those attacks in many ways. Not surprisingly all major U.S. media outlets have refused to report this breaking news story.
Here is some of what Rouhnai said to Pope Francis – the new champion of the poor in the world:
“I hope you, in the highly esteemed position of the pope, will be able to succeed in helping the spread of peace, alleviation of poverty and guiding the world which is infested with violence, discrimination and extremism towards tranquility, justice and moderation,” the Iranian president said.
“What makes me and other believers in religions of faith hopeful about materialization of peace, freedom and justice is your long track record in believing in the need for dialogue among civilizations,” Rouhani said.
The Iranian president underlined the birth anniversaries of Jesus Christ and all other prophets provide as an opportunity for reinvigorating the grounds for mutual respect among religions and their inter faith dialogue.
The Iranian president hoped for continued health, success, happiness and prosperity for the pope and all followers of the Jesus Christ in the world, according to the report which was widely reported in Iran on December 25, 2013 (source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921004000945