Tehran: Shiite leader Ayatollah Syed Mostafa Mohakhe Damad Papa has written to Pope Francis asking for the intervention of the international sanctions on Iran in the wake of coronavirus spread. In a letter to the head of the Iranian Academy of Science and Islamic Studies, Ayatollah writes, “As an Islamic scholar, the Catholic world is asking the head of the Catholic world to intervene to repeal the sanctions without thinking about the root causes of the US sanctions.”

In these days when people all over the world are facing the threat of coronation, the letter of the Ayatollah wrote that the Pope’s sincere love will end this tragedy and that he is hopeful that the suffering of the sick will be relieved. The US sanctions have not provided adequate medical care in Iran, and the sanctions have doubled the suffering of the Muslim population in Iran. The letter concludes by pointing out that dealing with the issue is a humanitarian act for those who believe in Jesus Christ, the God of love and peace.

In support of the letter, Fr. Elias de Mallon commented. He also reminded that Iranians, including children, the elderly and women, will never be at peace with the deaths. Ayatollah was one of the Muslim leaders who participated in a special Synod on the Middle East convened by Pope Benedict XVI in October 2010.


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