World leader of The Assyrian Church of the East arrives in Tehran

5/6/2005 6:33:13 PM

World Leader of Assyrian Eastern Church Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV arrived at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport on Friday morning.

His trip to Iran is made upon invitation by the Culture and Islamic Communications Organization (CICO), whose had Ayatollah Mohammadi Eraqi, welcomed the honorable guest at the airport.

During his month-long stay in Iran, the patriarch is to meet with different Iranian officials, will visit Orumiyeh city hurches, and supervise the functioning of the Assyrian churches throughout Iran.

In reception ceremony, numbers of to official of the Assyrian and Chaldean churches, members of Eastern Assyrian Association in Iran, Assyrian deputy in IRI Majlis, religious representatives of Quadrilateral Churches and head of Tehran's Assyrian Association were present.

Also there were many Iranian Assyrians, with bouquets of flowers in their hands at the airport to welcome the patriarch.