Pope Francis issued a stinging new critique of some in the Vatican’s top administration on Thursday, saying people sacked for obstructing his reforms should not act like martyrs but admit they are “traitors”.
The remains of 111 martyrs, who lost their lives during the Iraqi-imposed war on Iran (1980-88), will be buried after funeral ceremonies in 17 provinces across the country, a military commander said on Friday.
A book narrating visits by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to the homes of Christian martyrs has been translated into English to provide international readers with the chance to read the interesting aspects of the meetings.
Tehran Symphony Orchestra staged a performance on June 18, with Iranian maestro Ali Rahbari as conductor, in honor of 175 martyrs, whose remains have been repatriated almost 30 years after the end of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran.
A huge crowd of people lined the streets of Tehran on Tuesday to attend the funeral procession for 270 martyrs, whose bodies have been repatriated some 30 years after the end of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran.