Sunday, 30 December, 2018

Top Iranian cleric Ayatollah Shahroudi passes away

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior Iranian cleric and a former chief justice, passed away in Tehran on Monday after a long illness, state media reported.

The health condition of Ayatollah Shahroudi had turned worse since Sunday, and he was in the intensive care unit of Khatamolanbia Hospital for a digestive system problem;  A member of Ayatollah Shahroudi’s office had called on the “pious and God-loving people to pray for him, on Sunday.

Ayatollah Sharoudi had not attended Expediency Council’s sessions since mid-summer and EDC Secretary, as recommended by doctors.

The senior cleric was appointed by Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei as chairman of Expediency Council in 2017.

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