Chairman of the Council of the Armenian Catholic Caliphate of Iran, Archbishop Davidian, in a meeting with the head of the Center for the Dialogue of Religions and Cultures of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, said "Martyr Soleimani is an example of a freedom-loving man."
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Chairman of the Council of the Armenian Catholic Caliphate of Iran, Archbishop Davidian, in a meeting with the head of the Center for the Dialogue of Religions and Cultures of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, said "Martyr Soleimani is an example of a freedom-loving man."
Ghahraman Soleimani, head of the Center for Inter-religion and Cultures Dialog of ICRO, met with His Eminence, Archbishop Sarkis Davidian, Chairman of the Armenian Catholic Caliphate Council of Iran.
While congratulating the Christian New Year and expressing satisfaction with this meeting, Soleimani said: "We read the report of the commemoration ceremony on occasion of the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Sardar Soleimani, which was held by the Armenian Catholic Caliphate in Mazandaran Province, and we had a good feeling about it and appreciate his valuable action.
Archbishop Davidian, in his comments, while explaining the activities of the caliphate, said one of the constant principles of Pope Francis, which he always mentions in his sermons, is to pay attention to the displaced and the suffering of those who have been forced out from their homeland and have migrated to other countries.
The Armenian top clergy added: "I am a native of Syria and therefore I am familiar with the life-giving actions of Martyr Soleimani and his comrades against extremism in the region and the services they provided to all human beings, regardless of their ethnicity or religion." Martyr Soleimani is an example of a freedom-loving man, and Pope Francis also prays for the suffering people, believing in the principle of freedom.
Soleimani said: "We appreciate the presence of your Excellency as a man of familiar pain in the region and believe that Islam and Christianity have many commonalities, the most valuable of which is the effort for brotherhood and according to the Qur"an, the human path, is peace and friendship and unity between human.
He continued: "The government of Iran is religious system. In recent years, in many places a number churches or synagogues have been destroyed, but Iranian Government considers its duty to protect such places of worships based on the duty and human rights of the people."
Soleimani added: "The Center for the Dialogue of Religions and Cultures has a long history of holding dialog with the Vatican and considers the meeting of religious leaders including Pope Francis, Sheikh Al-Azhar and Ayatollah Sistani to promote the culture of brotherhood and coexistence and cooperation of followers of religions.