Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic world, responds to the letter written by Hujjat al-Islam Ramezani, Head of the Shia Scholars’ European Union in which he appreciates cleric’s Christmas message.
The text of the message is as follows:
Dear Ayatullah Ramezani
Pope Francis is pleased to have heard your nice and cordial Christmas message and he wholeheartedly expresses gratitude for your nice words regarding solidarity among divine religions.
During the New Year season, his eminence prays for the world peace and voices solidarity with all those who are struggling with war and terrorism around the world. Pope Francis also prays to God to reward your efforts in promoting human prosperity and peace; He prays to God to bless you in 2017.