The universality of the Catholic Church becomes palpable in many places where Christianity is in the minority, including Morocco, where Pope Francis just visited, a country with 37 million inhabitants, 99.9% of whom are Muslim and only 0.08% are Catholics. A small but great Church carries out its pastoral work among the Catholic faithful of the country.
Primarily, however, the Church supports the most disadvantaged among the Moroccan population and the thousands of young people who cross the desert from sub-Saharan Africa looking for a future in Europe.
María Lozanoheld an interview withMonsignor Cristóbal López Romero, the bishop of Rabat, where the pope visited. The Salesian of Don Bosco talked for Aid to the Church in Need about what it means to live and work in this North African nation.
“The Catholic Church does exist in Morocco,” the bishop proudly said at the beginning of the interview. “It is a vibrant and young Church blessed with mercy and with a strong desire to bear witness.”
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