Officials bid farewell to senior cleric Ayatollah Shahroudi

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Published on 26 Dec 2018, 14:22
A mass funeral has been held in the Iranian capital Tehran for Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.

Tens of thousands of people from all walks of life, along with high-ranking officials have attended the ceremony. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has led prayers for the late cleric. After the ceremony in Tehran, Ayatollah Shahroudi’s body was transferred to the holy city of Qom to be laid to rest in the Hazart Masoumeh’s Shrine. Ayatollah Shahroudi died on Monday at the age of 70 following a months-long battle with an illness. During his political life, he served in various capacities, including as the judiciary chief. At the time of his passing, the senior cleric was the chairman of the Expediency Council and a long-serving member of the Guardian Council, Iran’s top electoral body.

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