Church of England launches authorized Persian (Farsi) translation of Holy Communion liturgy

Posted Mar 4, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] Almost 500 people – many of Iranian descent – packed into Wakefield Cathedral on March 2 for a “Persian Celebration Service.” The event marked the launch of an officially authorized translation of the Holy Communion Service. Bishop of Loughborough Guli Francis-Dehqani led the service. He arrived in the United Kingdom in 1980 at the age of 14 following the murder of her brother, Bahram, and the attempted murder of her father, the then- Bishop of Iran, Hassan Dehqani-Tafti.

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