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September, 2019
Volume 45, Number 3
1 April 2019
Greg Kandra

Pope Francis visited with migrants during his weekend trip to Morocco. (video: YouTube/CNS)

Moroccan archbishop describes fruits of visit of Pope Francis (Vatican News) With the papal visit to Morocco concluded, Archbishop Cristobal Lopez Romero of Rabat spoke to Vatican News about the impact of Pope Francis’ visit and his hopes for the future of the small Moroccan Church. Archbishop Lopez Romero said he is grateful to God for all of the graces which the Pope’s trip brought to the Church in Morocco. He thanked all of the State and Church Authorities who worked to ensure the success of the visit and highlighted 3 topics addressed by the Pope as being of particular interest to Moroccans…

Pope visits Muslim training center, migrants in Morocco (CNS) Moving from ideals and principles to concrete examples, Pope Francis met in Morocco with Muslim men and women studying to be prayer leaders and preachers and with dozens of migrants assisted by Caritas. A religious faith respectful of others and care for migrants were key themes in Pope Francis’ speech at his arrival ceremony in Rabat on 30 March. After meeting privately, Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI went on to the school the king founded to counter violent strains of Islam by training imams and “murshid,” men and women preachers and spiritual guides…

Pope in Morocco: protect ’multi-religious’ Jerusalem (Al Jazeera) Pope Francis has joined Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in saying Jerusalem should be a “symbol of peaceful coexistence” for Christians, Jews and Muslims on the first day of a visit to the North African country…

Indian priest says he was abducted at gunpoint by police ( Church officials in India’s Jalandhar Diocese have disputed a police claim that currency worth about US$1 million in unaccounted cash was recovered from a Catholic priest. Father Antony Madasserry, superior general of the Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus, was arrested along with five others on 29 March after 66.5 million Indian rupees in cash was recovered from three of his vehicles, police said in a statement. The entire police “story is false and misleading,” diocesan spokesman Father Peter Kavumpuram told

India’s Church urges faithful to pray and vote ’judiciously (Vatican News) India’s Catholic Bishops are urging their faithful to exercise their sacred duty and right to vote in the upcoming general election “judiciously” for the good of the country by choosing leaders who listen to the people and respond effectively to their anxieties and needs…

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