EghtesadOnline: In a decree on Thursday, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Hojjatoleslam Sheikh Ahmad Marvi as the new custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, a charitable organization that manages economic enterprises endowed to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH), the eighth Shia Imam.
He is to replace Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi who left the job to fill the position of judiciary chief in early March, the Leader’s website reported.
Before the new appointment, Marvi was in charge of a department at the Leader’s Office responsible for contacts and communications with religious seminaries.
The Leader offered the cleric a set of guidelines in his decree, calling on him to do his utmost to serve the pilgrims of Imam Reza (PBUH) and provide assistance to the needy, according to Financial Tribune.
Ayatollah Khamenei also urged Marvi to foster effective cooperation with theological schools and clerical bodies in the holy city of Mashhad as well as with governmental organizations.