IRCS President Congratulates Christ Birth Anniversary
TEHRAN, 25 December 2020 (IRCS) - On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, and the beginning of the New Year holidays, President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Dr Karim Hemmati congratulated the event in a message.
The full message of IRCS president reads as follows:
"December 25 is marked as a crucial day for humanity, given than on the same day, a human being was born, who, with the special care of God, became one of the Ulu al-ʿAzm Prophets (those of the Perseverance and Strong Will) . Jesus Ibn Mary (PBUH) was the messenger of love, affection and avoidance of hatred and malice, and all these teachings are the unavoidable needs of modern man.
In the National Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, nurturing the soul, strengthening human values, and promoting a culture of altruism among the people, as advised by Jesus Christ (pbuh) and other prophets, is more sacred and respected than anywhere else.
All the volunteers of the National Societies follow the path that the divine prophets wanted. Preserving human dignity and arresting the weak and helping the needy was in the culture of all the prophets, including Jesus Christ (PBUH), and the need for the spread of this culture is felt in the 21st century .
I congratulate Christmas to the followers of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and the dear Christians of my country and my dear colleagues in the National Societies of the Red Cross, and I hope that thanks to constructive cooperation, we will see the growing prosperity of humanity in the world."