Imam Khomeini's message to the Christians all over the world, on 1978 new year's eve
IRDC.IR: The Almighty God’s greetings and salutations to the Holy Christ, son of Mary, the Spirit of God, and the honorable prophet who resuscitated the dead and awakened the drowsy! Greetings and salutations of the Great God to his dignified mother, Virgin Mary and virtuous saintly woman, who, through the divine breath, offered such a great son to those who were thirsty for divine mercy! Greetings to the clerics, priests and monks who, through the teachings of Jesus Christ call the rebellious souls to peace! Greetings to the free nation of Christ, who enjoy the divine teachings of Christ, the Spirit of God!

In the name of the oppressed nation ofIran, I request you, the nation of Christ, to pray during your holy days for our nation who are a captive of an oppressive sultan and beseech their emancipation from the Almighty God. I request you the great nation to warn the heads of some Christian countries who support the oppressive Shāh through their diabolic powers and crush a nation under the pressure of their oppression and acquaint them with the teachings of Holy Christ.

I request the Christian clerics to advise some of the heads of powerful countries and denounce their support for a person who has turned his back to the divine teachings. The Holy Qur’an has mentioned the name of Holy Christ with magnificence and has purified Holy Mary. It is the duty of the Christian nation to pay their debt to the Muslim nation. Peace [be with you].

Rūh$ullāh al-Mūsawī al-Khomeinī