News ID: 239568
Published: 0114 GMT February 28, 2019

Iran Leader hosts memorial ceremony for late senior cleric

Iran Leader hosts memorial ceremony for late senior cleric

The leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Thursday hosted a ceremony, held in commemoration of a member of the Guardian Council (GC) and of the Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mohammad Momen.

The Leader website wrote that family members of Ayatollah Momen, heads of the three branches of government, Head of the Assembly of Experts, as well as other officials, Ulima and clergies and people from various walks of life were present at the ceremony, IRNA reported.

Ayatollah Khamenei had on February 22 issued a message of condolence on the demise of Ayatollah Momen.

In his message, Iran's Leader said that Ayatollah Momen’s demise was a loss for the seminary.

In his
message, he also hailed Ayatollah Momen’s academic position as well as his record of the fight against the regime of former deposed Shah of Iran.

The Leader condoled with the bereaved family of the late Ayatollah Momen, the great
Ulima of Qom seminary, particularly his students and friends, and all the people of his hometown, Qom.

Ayatollah Khamenei prayed for his departed soul to rest in peace. 

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