Pope Francis, King Mohammed VI Visit a Training Institute for Imams
Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI visited the Mohammed VI Institute, that trains Muslim prayer leaders to serve in Morocco and abroad. This was one of the first stops in the pope’s visit to the kingdom.
Pope John Paul II was the last head of the Catholic Church to visit Morocco in August 1985. Moroccans are seeing the current visit in a positive way and the message that Pope Francis has for them is that Muslims and Christians can peacefully co-exist.
Ahead of the two-day visit, Pope Francis issued a video message for the Moroccan people. He thanked King Mohammed VI for inviting him and Moroccan authorities for their collaboration in making this visit possible.