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Mourning service for Ayatollah Montazeri held in Qom

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Qom, Dec 22, IRNA -- A mourning service was held here Monday evening for deceased Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in the presence of alims, scholars and ordinary people at the A’azam Mosque.

The service was held after the huge funeral procession from his home to Lady Ma’soume’s holy Shrine where he would rest in eternal peace in Qom.

According to IRNA, prominent guests at the service included Ayatollahs Sobhani, Shobeiri Zanjani, Ebrahim Amini and Javadi Amoli, as well as representative of Ayatollah Sistani in Qom Hojjatoleslam Shahrestani.

Also present at the service there were the representatives of a number of other ayatollahs.

The service ended after recitation of a number of holy verses from the Glorious Qur’an and a number of funeral religious hymns.

Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri passed away at 87 on Saturday night and was buried on Monday evening next to the graves of his martyred son Mohammad Montazeri and the late Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Bahjat.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 856175



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