King Mohammed VI to Receive Pope Francis in March

Pope Francis will visit Morocco in March. Photo Creidt; REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Rabat – The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ program to Morocco. Vatican News said that King Mohammed VI will receive the Pope on March 30, a Saturday.

The agenda shows that the Pope will also meet with civil authorities and senior officials during the visit.

Pope Francis will also meet with migrants at the “offices of the local branch of aid agency Caritas.”

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On his second day in Morocco, the Pope will also visit a “rural center for social services in the town of Temara,” near Rabat.

Pope Francis will also meet with priests, and religious men and women, as well as members of the “ecumenical council of churches.”

The Pope’s visit will be closed by the celebration of a “solemn papal Mass” on Sunday evening.

Last week, the pope arrived in the UAE to advance the principles of religious freedom and coexistence.

Pope Francis announced that his visits to the UAE and Morocco “represent two important opportunities to advance interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding between the followers of both religions.”

The pope’s visit will be the second of its kind from a pope to Morocco after the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1985.

Late King Hassan II invited Pope John Paul II as an opportunity to build a bridge between Muslims and Christians.